J.J. Redick brings playoff experience to the Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs’ current roster, except for Reddick, has played in a total of 104 playoff games. If you eliminate their first-round series against the LA Clippers from inside the bubble that number drops to 65. Redick has played in 110 postseason contests including the 2009 NBA Finals when his Magic lost to Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
No player on the current Mavs roster has won a championship. Redick is the only one to ever play in the NBA Finals.
Luka Doncic was not shy about telling fans the team’s goal for this season. They want to win a championship. Having a 36-year-old that has been to the finals on the roster could be a significant boost in helping the Mavericks make a run. Dallas has a championship coach in Rick Carlisle, but having a player that can draw from his experiences gives Dallas something extra.
The Mavs traded two players outside of their every night rotation and a second-round pick to acquire J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli. Redick brings shooting, leadership, and experience to Dallas. He could be the final piece that helps the Mavericks advance past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since winning it all in 2011. Stay tuned to see how it all shakes out.