CLEVELAND — As the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline approaches, the Cleveland Cavaliers figure to be one of the league's more active teams.
And with the Cavs in apparent need of a wing player, a new report is linking Cleveland to a former lottery pick.
On the latest episode of the "#thisleague UNCUT" podcast, Turner Sports' Chris Haynes discussed the Cavs' interest in New York Knicks swingman Cam Reddish.
“Cleveland is a team that I was told has a really good shot at making this deal work and making it happen,” Haynes said.
Haynes went on to note that the Dallas Mavericks are also interested in acquiring the 23-year-old Reddish, who the Atlanta Hawks selected with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
An athletic 6-foot-8 wing, Reddish ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. The Norristown, Pennsylvania, native elected to spend his short-lived college career at Duke, teaming with fellow top prospects Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett to give the Blue Devils one of the most highly touted recruiting classes in recent memory.
After averaging 13.5 points on .356 shooting and 3.7 rebounds in 36 games in his freshman season at Duke, Reddish declared for the NBA Draft, where he, Williamson (No. 1) and Barrett (No. 3) were each selected in the top 10 picks. Unlike his former college teammates, however, Reddish has yet to find sustained success in the NBA and was traded by the Hawks to the Knicks last season.
Appearing in 20 games (eight starts) this season, the former McDonald's High School All-American has averaged 8.4 points on .449 shooting, including .304 from 3-point range. While he wouldn't fill Cleveland's most obvious pressing need -- shooting -- he could provide the Cavs with some more depth on the wing as they look to make a postseason run.