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Dallas Mavericks: Breaking down the J.J. Redick trade

Dallas Mavericks JJ Redick Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks JJ Redick Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks J.J. Redick Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Why the Dallas Mavericks had to trade for J.J. Redick

The New Orleans Pelicans want to play their young guards, which left no minutes for Redick. The 36-year-old veteran was likely to be bought if the Mavericks had not traded for him. Why not just wait and sign him for nothing?

Dallas would not have landed Redick in that scenario. The veteran would have chased a ring with the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, or another upper echelon contender. The Mavericks had to trade for Redick before the deadline to ensure they got his services. Dallas did well in only parting with cash, one second-round pick, and two players that were not part of the every-night rotation.

J.J. Redick brings shooting, leadership, and experience to the Dallas Mavericks. He could be the piece that pushes them over the hump. Redick’s shooting might be massive in the postseason when the defense tightens up. The 36-year-old could be the deciding factor in the Mavs making a deep playoff run.

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The best is still yet to come from the 2020-2021 Dallas Mavericks. Keep an eye on J.J. Redick’s status and how he fits in with his new team. The Mavs could be ready to make a run, so do not miss it.

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