The Dallas Mavericks traded Seth Curry to Philadelphia for Josh Richardson and a second round in the offseason. They wanted to improve their perimeter defense, but it cost them one of the best 3-point shooters in the league.
It was a massive loss for a team that finished second in 3-point attempts and tenth in percentage last season. The Mavs currently sit 22nd in 3-point percentage and ninth in attempts. They feel unbeatable when they are knocking down triples, but Dallas has had too many poor shooting nights this season.
The Mavericks could in the market for a shooter before the trade deadline. One available player is J.J. Redick. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor heard the Mavs are one of five teams interested in acquiring the veteran sharpshooter. He reported the rumor on The Mismatch podcast. Let us take a closer look at what Redick would bring to Dallas.
Dallas Mavericks rumored to be interested in J.J. Redick
Redick sits 17th in all-time 3-point percentage at 41.5. He is one of the premier floor spacers in the league. Redick got off to a slow start this season but has connected on 49.0 percent of his threes since the start of February. The veteran averaged over 15 points per game for the Pelicans last year as well.
Redick would be the perfect fit next to Luka Doncic. He would keep defenders out of the paint and knock triples at an elite clip. The 36-year-old’s defense is not elite, but coach Rick Carlisle could find matchups to allow the Mavericks to stay afloat on that end of the floor.
Expect the Dallas Mavericks to be active and aggressive before the trade deadline. Fans have heard the Kristaps Porzingis rumors. They are a bit light on draft picks, so they will be shopping for role players and ways to upgrade their roster. Be sure to check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest rumors and analyses on the Mavs leading up to the March 25 deadline. Do not miss it.