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Cam Reddish is understandably excited about finally being available to make his Knicks debut Sunday at the Garden. How many minutes he will earn against the Clippers, in his first game since being acquired from the Hawks on Jan. 13 — and for the rest of the season — remains an uncertainty. “We have a rotation, so he has to be patient and work his way through that. But I’m very pleased with what he’s done so far,” coach Tom Thibodeau said of Reddish after practice Saturday in Tarrytown. “He’s getting closer. He’s picking up a lot of stuff right now. I think he’s pretty healthy. So that’s the first positive sign. And he’s been coming in early, practicing well and staying late. So see where he is [on Sunday].”
“To be honest I didn’t know what was going to happen with the whole trade situation,” said the 22-year-old Reddish, who officially has been listed as probable for Sunday. “I literally woke up to it all and ended up in New York. “So, I’m just excited man to just get started. I can’t really control everything, minutes and stuff like that. But I can control my attitude and my effort. I’m going to do my best to give all that up.”
The team said afterward it would not make Randle available to reporters. He hasn’t talked to the media after eight of the last nine games.  “It’s easy to say that [about Randle being off-kilter], but it’s really our entire team,’’ coach Tom Thibodeau said. “When things aren’t going our way, Julius is gonna take a lot of blame. He gets a lot of the credit, but that goes with the turf. But it’s a team game, and we didn’t get into it with any one individual. When they’re not going our way, I just want us to be mentally tough and be able to work through it.’’

Cam Reddish to make Knicks debut Sunday?

The Cam Reddish Show is coming soon on Broadway — and it can’t happen fast enough.  Coach Tom Thibodeau hinted Reddish could make his Knicks debut as soon as their next game, Sunday at the Garden against the Clippers.  One week ago, the Knicks traded Kevin Knox and a conditional first-round pick to the Hawks for Reddish, the former Duke standout selected 10th in the 2019 draft.
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The player to suffer most from Reddish’s entry into the rotation could be rookie shooting guard Quentin Grimes, who has become a staple the past month after being taken in the first round. But the Knicks also believe Reddish can play some power forward in a small-ball alignment. That could also affect 2020 lottery pick Obi Toppin.  It took some time for Grimes to earn Thibodeau’s trust and now he’s got it.  “Just probably getting him indoctrinated into the NBA,’’ Thibodeau said. “We always knew these are things we like about him in the draft. His defense is special. He can guard four positions really well. His shot profile is terrific. He takes the right shot.’’