New York Knicks forward Cam Reddish The team announced Thursday its absence from the rest of the season with a separation in the right shoulder.
Sources have told ESPN that Reddish’s recovery schedule will be six weeks, so he is expected to be able to take a full summer off the job ahead of the 2022-23 season.
Reddish, 22, has played a growing role with the Knicks since the All-Star break but injured his shoulder in a fall against the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
Reddish will be eligible to negotiate an extension to his contract with New York this summer. The Knicks – 28-38 and on a three-game winning streak – had been hoping to get a good look at Reddish ahead of rookie extension talks, but will now miss the last 16 games of the regular season.
Reddish arrived at the Knicks on January 10 after several teams struck deals with the Atlanta Hawks to get him.
The Knicks traded the 2022 first-round pick through the Charlotte Hornets and forward Kevin Knox II To the Hawks for Reddish, Solomon Hill, and 2025 in the second round.
Reddish, the 10th pick in the 2019 draft, was hampered by a densely populated roster of talented young winger players. That ultimately left him with no role or path to extending the contract — and the Falcons made moving it a priority. Prior to the trade with the Knicks, Reddish averaged career highs in points (11.9), field goal percentage (40%) and free throw percentage (90%). He also hit 38% with three throws this season, up from 26% last season.
In 15 games with the Knicks, Reddish averaged 6.1 points in 14.3 minutes. He had Knick’s best performance with 17 points in Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
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