The Hawks acquired Knox and a protected 2022 first-round pick from the Knicks on Thursday in exchange for Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill (hamstring) and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Wojnarowski presents Knox as a throw-in to this trade, and that might not be far off from the truth. Despite his status as a 2018 lottery selection, Knox has appeared in just 13 games this season and has averaged 3.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 8.5 minutes. His scoring average has decreased each season he's been in the league, and he's yet to shoot better than 39.2 percent from the field in any of his four years. At this point, Knox needs to be worried about his status in the NBA once his rookie deal expires this offseason. His path to fantasy relevance in Atlanta is arguably more blocked than it was in New York, so it may take several injuries to other forwards before Knox picks up a regular role off the bench.