Dallas Mavericks: Breaking down the J.J. Redick trade
By Tyler Watts
Why did the Dallas Mavericks trade for J.J. Redick?
The Mavs produced the highest offensive rating in NBA history last season. The outside shooting of Seth Curry was a massive part of their success. Dallas traded Curry to Philadelphia for Josh Richardson and a second-round pick in the offseason because they wanted to improve their defense to take the next step. The Mavericks have missed Curry’s shooting all season.
J.J. Redick is a career 41.5 percent 3-point shooter. Last season, he connected on 47.2 percent of his 252 catch and shoot threes. Redick also hit an incredible 57.7 percent on his 104 wide-open triples as classified by NBA Stats. The 6’3 guard is unquestionably one of the best shooters in the league.
Redick also brings experience and leadership to the Mavericks. Most of their current roster only has postseason experience from 2020. Redick has played in 110 playoff games in his career including making it to the NBA Finals in 2009. The 36-year-old wants to win a ring and could be a key piece in the Mavs taking the next step.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had this to say about the Redick acquisition.
Most experts were expecting J.J. Redick to be bought out, so why did Dallas trade for him?
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