NBA Trade Rumors: The Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks have been linked to J.J. Redick.
While there might not be a ton of big movement at the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline, one acquisition that could go a long way in making an impact during the playoff push is J.J. Redick. The 36-year-old veteran guard is reportedly being shopped by the New Orleans Pelicans and is a likely candidate to be moved ahead of this month’s trade deadline.
Even at this stage in his career, Redick is a player that could help a contender during the second half of the season and into the playoffs. He may not be in his prime anymore, but Redick is still averaging eight points per game on 37 percent shooting from 3-point range.
Redick is not a starter in today’s game anymore, but could still add depth to any team’s backcourt and would bring plenty of playoff experience to a locker room.
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In the Mismatch podcast, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer noted that he had heard of two teams that have been linked to J.J. Redick in trade talks. Those two teams are the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavs are certainly a team that could use some added depth in the backcourt and with their 3-point shooting numbers, which Redick would certainly help. While the Nuggets are one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the league, this is a team that could use a jumpstart at the trade deadline.
It’s not surprising that either of these two teams would be considering a move for Redick. Though, you would imagine that there will be other contenders that will be interested in Redick as we inch closer to the trade deadline.
Adding Redick is not necessarily a move that is going to raise the ceiling on the season for any team, but could be one that pays off with valuable added depth in a season in which depth might be the key to winning a championship.