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New York trades Tampa’s Kevin Knox to Atlanta

The Knicks send the former Tampa Catholic star plus their 2022 first-round draft pick to the Hawks for Cam Reddish and Solomon Hill.
The Knicks' Kevin Knox looks for an opening against the Wizards during a game in October.
The Knicks' Kevin Knox looks for an opening against the Wizards during a game in October. [ NICK WASS | AP ]
Published Jan. 13
Updated Jan. 13

New York Knicks forward and former Tampa Catholic standout Kevin Knox was traded Thursday to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Knicks sent Knox, 22, and their protected first-round pick in the 2022 NBA draft to the Hawks for former Duke star Cam Reddish, veteran forward Solomon Hill and the team’s 2025 second-round pick.

Knox was the ninth overall pick by New York in the 2018 draft following his freshman season at Kentucky. He has played in only 13 games this season, averaging 3.6 points and 1.7 rebounds. His best season came as rookie in the 2018-19 season, when he averaged 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds.

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Reddish, 22, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 draft, has averaged 11.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 34 games, including seven starts, this season. Hill, 30, is out for the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury. New York will be his sixth team in nine seasons.

The trade comes as the Hawks (17-23) have lost three consecutive games and seven of their past nine. Atlanta has fallen to 12th in the Eastern Conference standings one year after advancing to the conference final.

The Hawks agreed to trade Reddish one day after De’Andre Hunter scored 15 points in his return from wrist surgery. Hunter’s strong showing after missing two months provided encouragement he is ready to resume his role as the starting small forward.