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3 ideal Cam Reddish trade scenarios ahead of NBA deadline

Vincent Frank

Cam Reddish of the Atlanta Hawks has pretty much been the subject of trade rumors since they selected the former Duke star No. 10 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.

These rumors are not dying down with a struggling Hawks team expected to be active ahead of the NBA trade deadline and Reddish playing the best ball of his career.

Still only 22, the 6-foot-8 wing would draw a nice amount of interest on the trade block. Reportedly, the Hawks are asking for nothing less than a first-round pick or equivalent talent for the young forward. Below, we look at three ideal trade scenarios surrounding Reddish.

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Cam Reddish trade to the Sacramento Kings

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  • Hawks get: Marvin Bagley III, Tristan Thompson, Mo Harkless, second-round pick
  • Kings get: Cam Reddish, Danilo Gallinari

One of the biggest issues regarding general manager Travis Schlenk’s roster building is an influx of wings. In addition to Reddish, the Hawks have Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanović, Kevin Huerter and Jalen Johnson. They need to find more beef in the low-post to go with John Collins, Clint Capela and an improved Onyeka Okongwu. That’s where both Bagley III and Thompson would come into play. We’re talking about two big men who can make immediate impacts, one in that of Bagley III who still boasts unlimited upside.

  • Marvin Bagley stats (career): 13.7 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 50% shooting

As for the Kings, they are in a bit different of a situation. The surprise selection of Davion Mitcehell in the 2021 NBA Draft has created a logjam in the backcourt with Tyrese Haliburton and De’Aaron Fox. Reddish could potentially turn into the heir-apparent to Harrison Barnes at the three and offers a retooling Kings squad another youngster to build around moving forward.

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Cam Reddish trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves

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  • Hawks get: Jaden McDaniels
  • Timberwolves get: Cam Reddish

It seems crazy to say this, but the Wolves have not found that three-and-D wing to replace Andrew Wiggins. The inconsistent team has a nice trio in Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell. However, it is still missing someone to spread the court at the three. Reddish would be able to do that out of the gate. He also adds to this young core.

While Minnesota seems to be high on McDaniels, it’s important to note that Reddish actually has a much higher PER this season. He’s been a better all-around player. The question here becomes whether Atlanta would take on the forward. We’re inclinded to think so. He fills a bigger need in the frontcourt and still boasts a nice amount of upside.

Cam Reddish trade to the Portland Trail Blazers

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  • Hawks get: Larry Nance Jr., Cody Zeller
  • Blazers get: Cam Reddish, Gorgui Dieng, Solomon Hill

Interim Blazers general manager Joe Cronin will be given the ability to pull off deals ahead of the NBA trade deadline following the firing of Neil Olshey. For good reason. He’s highly respected within the organization and has a lot of support to take over on a full-time basis. Struggling at 14-22 this season, Portland needs a shot in the arm. Reddish would be able to provide that out of the gate at the three, teaming up with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum in the process.

As for Cleveland, it gets two low-post options to join the rotation moving forward on the season. In particular, Lance would be a tremendous low-post fit with Capela. Already a plus-level defender, he’s averaging 6.8 points and 5.8 rebounds on 52% shooting in his first season with Portland.