The Dallas Mavericks acquired J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli from the New Orleans Pelicans just before Thursday’s trade deadline. They gave up a 2021 second-round pick, James Johnson, and Wesley Iwundu to nab their two newest pieces. Redick brings shooting and leadership to the Mavs. Fans can read a breakdown of why Dallas made the trade here. They will have to wait for Redick to join the Mavericks, though.
The 36-year-old veteran has not played since March 3 because of a heel injury. He had a non-surgical procedure on it back on March 11. Redick is still rehabbing and working his way back. When will he be ready to play for the Mavericks?
GM Donnie Nelson offered an update on his rehab and when he could come to Dallas to join his new team. Let us take a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson offers update on J.J. Redick’s injury
Nelson let fans know that Nicolo Melli will join the Mavs in New Orleans on Saturday, but fans will have to wait longer to see Redick. See Callie Caplan’s tweet below for the rundown.
Coach Rick Carlisle offered his thoughts on the veteran’s timetable in returning from the heel injury.
It sounds like Redick will miss some time, but he continues to improve. Hopefully, the veteran joins the Mavs in short order and starts making an impact on the court.
Donnie Nelson had this to say about Redick’s thoughts on coming to Dallas.
"“He is really excited. He told me Luka is one of his favorite players. Luka had a chance to exchange some texts with him as did Dirk. I think he’s pretty excited about coming to Dallas.”"
The Dallas Mavericks are excited to acquire J.J. Redick. The veteran gives them an elite shooter to space the floor for Luka Doncic. The best is yet to come from the 2020-2021 Mavs. Stay tuned for updates on Redick’s injury and all the latest on the team at The Smoking Cuban. Do not miss it.