J.J. Redick brings leadership to the Dallas Mavericks
Redick is in his 15th NBA season, and the Mavs will be his sixth different organization. Redick has transformed into a veteran leader. Owner Mark Cuban had this to say on Thursday after Dallas traded for the 6’3 guard.
Redick discussed how he goes about being a leader in this story from his time with the Sixers in 2017.
The Mavericks waiving J.J. Barea during training camp created a bit of a leadership void. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke are their longest-tenured NBA players other than Redick at just seven years. James Johnson, who was dealt to New Orleans, is in his 12th season. Hopefully, Redick can step in and fill that void. He is a hard worker that will help the young players develop.
Tyrell Terry could be the biggest beneficiary of Redick joining the Mavericks. Both are undersized guards that were outstanding shooters in the NCAA. Redick can help Terry find ways to get open and knock down shots. It will be interesting to see if that relationship grows during the veteran’s stint in Dallas.
J.J. Redick’s shooting and leadership will be important additions for the Dallas Mavericks, but his biggest impact may come in a different area.
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