ATLANTA — The struggling Atlanta Hawks traded forward Cam Reddish to the New York Knicks for a protected 2022 first-round draft pick on Thursday.

Atlanta confirmed the move. Team officials, including Coach Nate McMillan, couldn’t comment on the trade before the deal becomes official.

The Hawks also are sending forward Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round pick to the Knicks, and small forward Kevin Knox is heading to Atlanta.

The trade comes as the Hawks (17-23) have lost three consecutive games, and 7 of 9. Wednesday night’s 115-91 loss to Miami was the Hawks’ ninth consecutive home loss. Atlanta has fallen to 12th in the Eastern Conference standings one year after advancing to the conference finals.

Reddish did not play against the Heat due to a right ankle sprain.

The Hawks, who visit Miami on Friday night, must regroup quickly if they are to return to the playoffs.

McMillan said the Hawks are not giving up on the season.

“I mean, we’re not hitting the panic button,” McMillan said after Thursday’s practice. “There’s a lot of basketball left in this season. We’re not hitting the panic button.”

McMillan and the Hawks are trying to reclaim their cohesiveness, especially on defense. They have been forced to play through a series of lineup changes, in part caused by COVID-19 positive tests that most recently caused McMillan to miss four games. McMillan returned Wednesday.

Reddish, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 draft, is averaging 11.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 34 games, including seven starts, this season. Injuries have hurt his consistency and production, but he is regarded as a player with high potential thanks to his athleticism and defense.

At New York, Reddish will be reunited with former Duke teammate RJ Barrett.

The first-round pick sent to Atlanta was acquired by the Knicks from Charlotte.

The Hawks dealt from a team strength with depth on the wing, especially with Wednesday night’s return of De’Andre Hunter following wrist surgery. Knox will compete for a rotation spot behind Hunter, Bogdan Bogdanovich and Kevin Huerter.

“We have to be more together now than we have really at any point,” Huerter said Thursday. “We’re hitting a low point. Hopefully the low point was last night. We’re not going to continue to let it snowball.”

Hunter scored 15 points in 24 minutes in his return from wrist surgery. Hunter’s strong showing after missing two months provided encouragement he is ready to resume his role as the starting small forward.

“It was good to get him back out on the floor and get some live minutes with the team,” McMillan said, adding Hunter had no setbacks and participated in Thursday’s practice.

Knox has played in only 13 games this season, averaging 3.6 points and 1.7 rebounds. His best year came as rookie in the 2018-19 season, when he averaged 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds.

Knox was the ninth overall pick in the 2018 draft. After starting 57 games as a rookie, he fell out of favor and has only four starts in the last three seasons.

Hill, 30, was a 2013 first-round pick by Indiana. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right hamstring against Charlotte on Dec. 5. Hill averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 71 games, including 16 starts, for Atlanta last season.

PISTONS-NUGGETS: A trade between Detroit and the Denver Nuggets was rescinded after big man Bol Bol didn’t receive medical clearance with the Pistons.

The Nuggets finalized a deal Monday to send Bol to Detroit in exchange for guard Rodney McGruder along with a 2022 second-round pick via Brooklyn.

The 7-foot-2 Bol is the son of the late Manute Bol, who played 10 years in the NBA. Bol Bol saw action in 53 games over three seasons with the Nuggets and averaged 2.7 points.

McGruder played in 17 games for the Pistons this season. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds.

Over his career, the 30-year-old McGruder has played in 251 games with the Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and the Pistons.

BULLS: Chicago expects forward Derrick Jones Jr. to miss two to four weeks because of a bone bruise in his right knee.

Jones was injured in the opening minute Wednesday night in a 138-112 home loss to the Brooklyn Nets. He twisted his knee when he pulled up near the Chicago basket and had to be helped to the back.

Jones has started eight of the 31 games he has played and is averaging 6.3 points in his first season in Chicago.

THURSDAY’S GAMES

BUCKS 118, WARRIORS 99: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and had his third triple-double of the season to help Milwaukee rout visiting Golden State in Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer’s return from COVID-19 protocols.

Antetokounmpo had 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his 28th career triple-double.

Budenholzer missed four games while in the health and safety protocols, with assistant Darvin Ham taking over as acting head coach. The Bucks went 1-3.

Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Bobby Portis 20 and Grayson Allen 15 for the Bucks.

Milwaukee never trailed and raced to a 77-38 halftime advantage. Antetokounmpo had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the first half.

PELICANS 113, CLIPPERS 89: Brandon Ingram scored 24 points and New Orleans won at home.

Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Pelicans. They led throughout and by as many as 28 points en route to their third victory in four games.

Terance Mann scored 15 points and Marcus Morris had 12 for the Clippers.

GRIZZLIES 116, TIMBERWOLVES 108: Desmond Bane scored 21 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 and Memphis pulled away in the final minutes for its 11th straight victory, beating visiting Minnesota.

Ja Morant had 16 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and John Konchar added 15 points and a career-best 17 rebounds.

Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 30 points. D’Angelo Russell had 29 points and six assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 25 points and nine rebounds.

THUNDER 130, NETS 109: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Lu Dort scored 27 points and Oklahoma City rolled to a win at Brooklyn.

Rookie guard Josh Giddey added 19 points for the Thunder, who jumped on a weary Nets team to snap a five-game losing streak with their first victory in 2022. They hadn’t won since beating New York at home on New Year’s Eve.

But with NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant resting for Brooklyn, the Thunder led comfortably for most of the last three quarters and improved to 14-27 at the midpoint of their schedule.

James Harden had 26 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Nets, who couldn’t muster enough energy after their 138-112 rout of the East-leading Bulls in Chicago on Wednesday night.

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