The forward of the New York Knicks, Cam Reddishwill miss the rest of the season due to a right shoulder separation, the team announced Thursday.
Reddish’s recovery schedule will be six weeks, so it is expected he can get a full summer of work in before the 2022-23 season, sources told ESPN.
Reddish, 22, had played an increasingly important role with the Knicks since the All-Star break, but injured his shoulder in a fall against the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
Reddish will be eligible to trade his rookie contract extension with New York this summer. The Knicks, 28-38 on a three-game winning streak, had hoped to see Reddish well before his rookie extension talks, but now he will miss the final 16 games of the regular season.
Reddish came to the Knicks in a trade on Jan. 10 after several teams sought deals with the Atlanta Hawks to acquire him.
The Knicks traded a 2022 first-round pick via the Charlotte Hornets and forward Kevin Knox II to the Hawks for Reddish, Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round pick.
Reddish, the 10th pick in the 2019 draft, was hampered by the Hawks’ overcrowded roster of talented young players. That ultimately left him without the role or the path to a contract extension and the Hawks prioritized moving him. Prior to the trade to the Knicks, Reddish had averaged career highs in points (11.9), field goal percentage (40%), and free throw percentage (90%). He also shot 38% from 3-point range this season, up from 26% last season.
In 15 games with the Knicks, Reddish averaged 6.1 points in 14.3 minutes. He had his best performance as a Knick with 17 points in Sunday’s win over the LA Clippers.
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Knicks: Reddish (shoulder) misses season