NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs are the favorite to land Cam Reddish?

New York Knicks Cam Reddish (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks Cam Reddish (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA Trade Rumors: It appears that the Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to land Cam Reddish at the NBA Trade Deadline. 

Even though the New York Knicks may have their sights set on a bigger move, it seems like a foregone conclusion that they’re going to, at the very least, trade Cam Reddish at the NBA Trade Deadline. They could make another move or two, but Reddish being moved again seems like a good bet heading into next week.

While there may be grand interest around the league to take a flier on Reddish, moving him could be a bit more complicated than many imagine. For one, the Knicks are reportedly seeking a couple of second-round picks. Even though New York wants to move him before the deadline, I still think they have time to hold out for the best possible offer.

And second, Reddish is a restricted free agent after this season. It won’t be easy for any team to take him on with only a few more weeks to determine what his market value is heading into free agency.

All that said, it just takes one team to get a deal done. One team to believe that they can turn Reddish’s career around. Perhaps the Cleveland Cavaliers are that team. According to a recent report, the Cavs seem like the best bet to land Reddish from the Knicks at the NBA Trade Deadline.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add depth on the wing

This is an interesting one. On the surface, it would make sense. The Cavs scouring the trade market for help on the wing. If this is the only move that the team makes at the trade deadline, it would offer up a ton of questions.

First, are the Cavs 100 percent sure that Reddish could be inserted into the rotation and be a net positive? The last thing that Cleveland needs is a player that is going to disrupt all the good that the team has done this season.

And second, is this more of a move for the future or a move for this season?

Reddish fell out of the rotation for the Knicks, a team that is trying to make the playoffs in the East. You’d have to be at least somewhat concerned about that. Again, the Cavs have to be completely sold on Reddish. And sold on the fact that he could contribute pretty quickly, especially if this ends up being the only move that Cleveland makes at the trade deadline.

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In the end, it would be surprising if Reddish wasn’t traded at the deadline. It appears that Cleveland is a good bet to land him.