Two Knicks Players In The Dark About Their Futures: "No Idea!"

The New York Knicks are currently on a 4-game losing streak, but despite the team's struggles, and RJ Barrett, Jalen Brunson and Obi Toppin out with injuries, two players remain nailed to the bench, and they're, frankly, in the dark about their futures with the team. "I don't have control over sh*t," said Cam Reddish. Evan Fournier is in the same boat.

Stefan Bondy reports in the NY Daily News that Fournier has now gone an unfathomable six weeks and 22 games since he last played, while Reddish is at four weeks and 12 games. 

I don’t have control over sh*t. So I can’t do too much thinking [about my DNP status]. I’ll think myself into misery. You know how that goes. That’s just human nature. I just try to stay in the gym. Work out. And go from there.

                                                                                            —Cam Reddish   

Reddish, the former No. 10 overall pick in 2019, was acquired at the trade deadline last season from the Atlanta Hawks in return for a first-round draft pick. But he's been used sparingly by head coach Tom Thibodeau ever since coming to New York. 

Asked if he was told what it would take to get back in the rotation, Reddish replied, “I’m going to be 1000% honest with you — you probably know more about that than me,” he said. “I have no idea. None.”

Fournier was signed by the Knicks to a three-year, $54M deal before last season, and averaged 14 points and 39% from 3-point range in the first year of his deal, but has done more sitting than playing this season. 

"It’s been what, six weeks now that I’m not playing?" asked Fournier. "I’ve been preaching patience. It’s starting to be a little long. But maybe there’s going to be an opportunity. I don’t know. We’ll see.”

Both players are on the trade block, with the Knicks trying to work out deals to send them elsewhere.                                                                                  

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