The Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams trying to trade for New York Knicks forward Cam Reddish, according to a Thursday tweet from a co-host of the You Know Ball podcast.
“Cleveland is a team that I was told that has a really good shot at making this deal work,” TNT and Bleacher Report Senior NBA Insider Chris Haynes said on the “#thisleague UNCUT” podcast.
Haynes said the Dallas Mavericks are the other team trying to trade for Reddish.
“I can tell you, the Mavs have tried,” the Stein Line’s Marc Stein said. “The Mavs have tried because, again, the price is only a second-rounder.
“The problem the Mavs have is they don’t have that $5-6 million expiring contract like the Lakers did with (now-Washington Wizards guard) Kendrick Nunn.”
Though the Cavaliers have eight second-round picks available for trade, Cleveland’s contracts may prove to make things more challenging should the Cavs attempt to acquire the former 2019 first-round pick. Reddish is on the final year of a four-year, $19.3 million rookie contract he signed with the Atlanta Hawks, according to Spotrac. He is making just under $6 million on the Knicks this year.
Cavs guard Ricky Rubio is making just under $101,000 less than Cam Reddish this season, making him the closest match on the Cavaliers with Reddish’s contract, but is not on an expiring deal. Forward Cedi Osman is making just under $1.5 million more than Reddish, and is also not on an expiring contract. Forward Dylan Windler is making just under $1.92 million less than Reddish.
Cam Reddish is averaging 8.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and one assist for the Knicks on 44.9% shooting from the field and 30.4% from 3-point range in 20 games played and 21.9 minutes per game. Reddish has not played since a Dec. 3 game against the Dallas Mavericks, one day before the team took a 92-81 victory over the Cavs in Madison Square Garden.