“What Was the F**kin Point Then”: NBA Fans Stunned as New Signed Knicks Star Reportedly Falls Out of the Team’s Rotation

Published 01/30/2022, 10:29 PM EST
Oct 30, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau gestures to his players in the first quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are having a rather difficult season currently. Having reached the playoffs last year, they had expected to improve on that achievement. Hence, they made several important off-season signings like Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker. However, the team has regressed and they seem to endure a tough time now.

Recently, the Knicks traded for Cam Reddish from the Atlanta Hawks. They sent Kevin Knox II and a 2022 first-round draft pick to the Hawks for Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill, and a 2025 second-round pick. Notably, Cam was a key rotation piece for the Hawks and he was an excellent three-point shooter for them. Hence, the Knicks traded for him to be a part of their rotation as well.

Jan 1, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Cam Reddish (22) drives the ball against Brooklyn Nets small forward Kevin Durant (7) and shooting guard Joe Harris (12) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

But recent interviews with the New York Knicks Head coach suggest that Cam Reddish will not be an integral part of the rotation. Tom Thibodeau has said that they value Cam, and he has talent, but since it’s a long season, it would be tough to integrate him into the lineup right now.

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Cam can either play as shooting guard or small forward, but that means he will take minutes from some of the other players. With so many players out to injury, you would think that Cam would get much more game-time on the court. But as the coach said, it is very unlikely until they move some pieces around to free up time for Reddish.

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What’s next for the Knicks?

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The Knicks will take on the Sacramento Kings on Monday as they will look to snap a three-game losing streak. They are currently in the 12th spot in the East and are a game and half behind the 10th spot. But they have Derrick Rose returning to the lineup soon and they will hope he can improve them. With the All-Star break coming soon, they will hope to turn it around in the second half as their battle heats up for the playoffs.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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