Dallas Mavericks starting five after J.J. Redick trade
Before joining the Pelicans in 2019, Redick had started 398 of his 412 games over the previous six seasons. The 36-year-old veteran came off the bench in all 31 contests he has played this season, though. He is best suited for a 15-25 minute per game role at this point in his career.
The Mavericks starting lineup consisting of Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Maxi Kleber has been outstanding this season. They have only played 15 games and 193 minutes together because of injuries and COVID absences, but that unit has an offensive rating of 127.7, according to NBA Stats. The Luka led group also has a net rating of 12.5, which is 11th best in the NBA of five-man units that have played over 100 minutes together.
Expect the Dallas Mavericks to stick with that starting group after the additions of J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli. The unit has performed too well. Redick will be a key part of the rotation as he helps space the floor for the Mavs. The 36-year-old brings a veteran presence and experience to Dallas.
Where does he fit into the rotation? How will Dallas adjust after the trade? Let us take a closer look.