His abilities on defense largely have been a strength, with Reddish often showing off his length and scrappiness as a disruptor. But this season, Reddish had regressed on that end of the floor. Reddish is still a young player with ample athletic ability and potential, and if he can stay healthy, he may be able to gain more traction in New York.
As the Hawks search for answers, general manager Travis Schlenk essentially has said the Hawks would be active at the trade deadline (Feb. 10), and Schlenk, John Collins and Trae Young have commented on the need for better effort and urgency from the team. So, the Reddish move may be only the first domino for the Hawks, who now have another draft pick in their arsenal.