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Lakers reportedly among several teams interested in Cam Reddish trade

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 30: Cam Reddish #0 of the New York Knicks in action against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden on November 30, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New York Knicks 109-103. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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Cam Reddish has been out of the Knicks rotation for the last four games as Tom Thibodeau (finally) has leaned into more minutes for Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride. The Knicks are 4-0 in that stretch, and while the rotation shift is not the only reason for this run it is part of it, and there’s no chance Thibodeau is switching it up now.

All of which makes it more likely the Knicks will trade Reddish before the Feb. 9 deadline.

A report over the weekend said Reddish and his representatives were working with the Knicks to find a trade, something Reddish denied to Ian Begley of SNY.TV — but Begley confirms that teams are checking in with the Knicks on Reddish.

Reddish said he wasn’t aware of that development and hadn’t requested a trade. Regardless, several teams have expressed interest in trading for Reddish since the Knicks acquired him in January 2022. The Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks are among the teams who reached out to New York in that span.

It’s worth noting that the Lakers and Knicks talked earlier this month about a potential trade that would have required a third team to complete.

Shams Charania of The Athletic also said the Lakers are interested in Reddish.

Begley talking about a deal involving a third team implies the Lakers were talking a bigger deal than a simple Reddish for Kendrick Nunn swap with a second-round pick going to NYC (possibly including players such as Evan Fournier, Patrick Beverley, and maybe Russell Westbrook, although sources have told NBC Sports not to expect a Westbrook trade because of his $47.1 million contract and the sweeteners involved to move him).

The Lakers are looking to make a deal — or maybe deals — to bolster the roster around Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The Pistons’ Bojan Bogdanovic appears to be Los Angeles’ primary target, but Reddish has long been someone Rob Pelinka and the Lakers front office found interesting. That said, for a win-now team how much does L.A. want to bet on Reddish?

The Heat also need depth and could have interest in Reddish, but the caveat of how much he could help applies there as well.

One way or another, put Reddish high on the list of players likely in a new uniform before the Feb. 9 NBA trade deadline.