Reddish, the 10th overall pick in the 2019 draft, had some star pedigree before reaching the NBA. Since then, the 22-year-old wing hasn't amounted to much. He has shown intriguing flashes of potential on both ends of the court but wasn't a reliable contributor for the Atlanta Hawks. He has wanted to move on from Atlanta for a while and now has his chance.
Despite his inability to play at a high level consistently, Reddish believes he is destined for greatness. Per Marc Berman of the New York Post:
“I feel like I can be a star,” Reddish said in his first comments as a Knick after his new team routed the Hawks at State Farm Arena. “I feel like I could be a legit star. That’s what I’m working to be. It’s pretty simple.”
In 34 games this season, Reddish is averaging 11.9 points while shooting 40.2 percent on the field and 37.9 percent on 3-pointers, all of which are career-highs. Although he has high ambitions, he knows that the process is a gradual one.
“I’m not expecting to come in playing 35, 40 minutes whenever the next game is, but I’ve just got to come in and work my tail off,” Reddish said. “The rest takes care of itself.’’
Reddish has yet to debut with the Knicks and may not do so for a while, as he is dealing with a sprained ankle. He still showed some love to New York fans on his first night with the team.
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Reddish's new beginning with the Knicks will offer him the chance to build on the improvements he has made. His desire to be a star is just what New York needs.