The Dallas Mavericks swung a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans for J.J. Redick minutes before the trade deadline. They sent out their 2021 second-round pick, Wesley Iwundu, and James Johnson to get the veteran and Nicolo Melli. Dallas took the chance to upgrade their roster and could not afford to let him hit the buyout market.
They will have to wait for Redick, though. The 36-year-old has not played since March 3 because of a heel injury. He had a non-surgical procedure on March 11 and is still rehabbing his way back. Both general manager Donnie Nelson and head coach Rick Carlisle offered updates on Redick’s status on March 26. He is not ready to join the Mavs. Hopefully, J.J. is back to 100 percent in short order, but it is a wait-and-see scenario.
When Redick is healthy, what will he bring to the Mavericks? How will he help them achieve their goals of making a deep playoff run this season? Let us take a closer look.
What does J.J. Redick bring to the Dallas Mavericks?
It is no secret that Redick wants to win a championship. He mentions it often on his podcast. The 36-year-old made the playoffs 13 straight years before missing inside the bubble. He is a veteran with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
J.J. Redick will bring some new dimensions to the Dallas Mavericks offense. He may offer more off the court too. Here is a look at three things Redick brings to the Mavs.
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