Should the Cleveland Cavaliers pursue a trade for this Knicks player?

Cam Reddish of the New York Knicks (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)
Cam Reddish of the New York Knicks (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) /

While many fans are left a little disappointed by their season so far, there is no doubt that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been one of the best teams in the league this season. Still, they are left with a noticeable gap in their roster. The small forward position.

While Dean Wade will likely champion that position, the depth at the three is suspect at best. Caris LeVert and Cedi Osman are both incredibly inconsistent, Isaac Okoro is better off the bench for Donovan Mitchell, and Dylan Windler rarely plays. There is definitely room for improvement in this area.

Luckily for the Cavs, there is a player with undeniable talent that is readily available from the New York Knicks. That player would be Cam Reddish.

Trading for Cam Reddish could cover up some of the weaknesses of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cleveland Cavaliers desperately need three-point shooting and defense at the small forward position. While Reddish may not have the greatest resume as a shooter, he shot just shy of 38% from beyond the arc in 34 games with the Atlanta Hawks last season before he was traded to the Knicks.

The right system could be great for the 23-year-old. The Cavaliers running Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland in their backcourt could be the perfect team to unlock his potential. Not to mention the incredible defensive frontcourt representing The Land.

Despite never being on a team that brings out the best in him, Cam Reddish is still a consistently solid player on both sides of the ball. He is the typical little bit of everything wing that every contending team is looking for. Think Andrew Wiggins, OG Anunoby, and Jerami Grant. These are the players Reddish can play like if properly utilized.

These are the exact type of players that the Cavaliers need to be looking for. Dean Wade is admittedly in this group but is far from the level of the other players listed. An upgrade off the bench would be much appreciated.

Even better, the asking price for the former Duke Star is incredibly low. The Knicks are reportedly willing to deal Reddish for only two second-round picks, something the Cavs should easily be able to offer.

Reddish is the perfect buy low option for a team that should be hesitant to move players. They could even include other players that have struggled to find any consistency to try and upgrade their depth at other positions as well. Maybe including Caris LeVert, Dylan Windler, or Cedi Osman.

While expanding the trade seems unlikely, the option should not be off the table for Koby Altman. Upgrading their depth should be a huge priority for the team across the board.

While Cam Reddish has not found a role that works for him, the Cleveland Cavaliers should be able to offer him that perfect role to bring the best out of the former 10th overall pick.

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This move could push them into the conversation next to the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.