Duke basketball one-and-done finally gets wish granted

Duke basketball guard Cam Reddish (Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball guard Cam Reddish (Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports) /

A Duke basketball one-and-done finally got his wish granted. 

It felt like New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau had a personal issues with former Duke basketball wing Cam Reddish.

Reddish had not played for the Knicks, a team that gave up a 1st round pick to get him from the Atlanta Hawks, since December 3 and had not logged more than ten minutes in a game since November 30.

It was clear that Thibodeau was not going to play the former No. 10 overall pick and Reddish wanted out of New York.

He finally got his wish.

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The Knicks shipped Cam Reddish to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Josh Hart and the draft rights to Bojan Dubljevic and Daniel Diez.

Ryan Arcidiacono and the draft rights to Ante Tomic also went to Portland with Reddish while Svi Mykhailiuk was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in the four-team deal.

Cam Reddish played in just 35 games with the Knicks after being acquired prior to last year’s trade deadline while he played 118 games in three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks.

New York Knicks did not give Duke basketball standout legit chance

It was very clear that the Knicks were not giving Cam Reddish a legitimate chance after he posted double-digits in five straight games in which he received at least 24 minutes, including 26 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The scoring output in mid-November was Reddish’s highest scoring game with New York after posting just 7.4 points per contest with the franchise.

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Cam Reddish is averaging 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game during his NBA career and is hoping to help the Portland Trail Blazers return to the postseason.

Portland currently holds the final spot in the Play-In Tournament by a half game with the surprising Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder still lurking for a postseason berth.

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