J.J. Redick brings shooting to the Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic led the Mavs had the highest offensive rating in NBA history last season as Seth Curry’s elite shooting enhanced their spacing. No team attempted more catch and shoot threes and only the Rockets took more open triples in 2020. The Mavericks have slipped to fifth in catch and shoot and third in open threes this season.
They traded Seth Curry to Philadelphia to improve their defense, but Dallas has missed his elite shooting. The Mavs replaced it with Redick. He is a career 41.5 percent shooter from long distance. Bubs can do it in a lot of different ways too. He torched Dallas for two triples by setting a screen for Zion Williamson only to pop out for a wide-open shot. See an example below.https://videos.nba.com/nba/pbp/media/2021/02/12/0022000399/483/5a27f391-3d33-d3ec-b3d8-c1e1a2017fdb_1280x720.mp4
Luka will have no issues finding Redick. Last season, the 36-year-old shot 47.2 percent on catch and shoot 3-pointers and 48.2 percent when the defender was at least four feet away, according to NBA Stats. Redick has hit a lethal 47.0 percent from the corners in his career too. Doncic is a savant at creating open catch and shoot corner 3-pointers. He now has one of the best shooters in the league at making those attempts on his team.
Redick’s 3-point shooting will be a significant boost, but that is far from the only thing he will bring to Dallas.
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