The Los Angeles Clippers were dealt a huge blow on Sunday.
According to the Clippers, they will be without guard J.J. Redick for six-to-eight weeks.
The Clippers say “Redick suffered a fracture in the small bone (pisiform) of his right hand and a tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the second quarter of the Clippers 104-98 win over Sacramento on Nov. 29.”
Redick was originally drafted with the 11th overall pick of the 2005 draft and remained with the Magic until just before last season’s trade deadline. The Magic dealt Redick to the Milwaukee Bucks in a deal that netted them forward Tobias Harris. Harris led the Magic in scoring upon his arrival in Orlando, but Redick never found his groove in Milwaukee playing with two shoot-first guards in Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis.
In the offseason, it was pretty clear that Redick did not want to remain with the Bucks and the Clippers stepped in, acquiring him in a sign-and-trade that sent guard Eric Bledsoe to the Phoenix Suns and a couple of second round picks to the Bucks. Redick will make $27 million over four years with the Clippers.
On the season, Redick is averaging 15.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.