The New York Knicks are hopeful Cam Reddish can tap into his upside following his trade from the Atlanta Hawks.
“I feel like I can be a star,” Reddish said Saturday in his first public comments as a Knick after his new team routed the Hawks in Atlanta. “I feel like I could be a legit star. That’s what I’m working to be. It’s pretty simple.”
Asked what he feels he’s accomplished in his NBA career, Reddish said, “Not much. I feel it’s been a roller coaster. I learned a lot. I’m still blessed to be in this position. It’s big learning experience, and I’m ready for the next step.”
On Saturday, Nate McMillan seemed forlorn discussing Reddish’s departure, saying he felt he could have turned him into a Paul George-type wing.
“Man, I love being Cam Reddish, to be honest with you,” Reddish said when asked about the comparison to George. “But I do really like Paul George’s game. I do see where the similarities come from. Much respect to PG, but I love being me.”
According to multiple sources, Reddish and RJ Barrett weren’t especially close at Duke. Barrett and Zion Williamson were very close.