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Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Redick set to practice with team: Eyes return

Dallas Maverick J.J. Redick Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Maverick J.J. Redick Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks acquired for J.J. Redick minutes before the trade deadline, but he has yet to play in a game. The veteran guard has not seen game action since March 3 because of a heel injury. He had a non-surgical procedure on March 11. Fans knew Redick joined the team and was continuing his rehab in Dallas, but the veteran guard offered an injury update on April 9.

The newest Mavericks guard released an episode of his podcast, The Old Man and the Three on Friday. Here is what Redick had to say about his injury.

"“I’ve been ample to ramp up some of my on-court activities. Today (Friday), is an off day for the team and for me. I am planning on practicing tomorrow (Saturday). We’ll see how it goes. I am expecting tomorrow to be able to do some stuff 5-on-5 and some stuff live. It will be my first time doing that.”"

He later added, “Hopefully in the next couple games I’ll be available to play”. Redick appears close to seeing his first action with Dallas, but when and what should Mavericks fans expect from the veteran sharpshooter.

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What should Dallas Mavericks fans expect from J.J. Redick?

The Mavs have a back-to-back set on Sunday and Monday at home. They head on a single-game road trip in Memphis on April 14 before returning home to play next Friday and Sunday. It sounds like Redick could return over those next five games.

Fans should expect the 6’3 guard to improve the Mavs spacing and boost their already high-powered offense. J.J. Redick will come off the bench, but be a key contributor for the Dallas Mavericks. He gives the team another threat in the playoffs. Teams will not be able to help on Luka Doncic with Redick spacing the floor.

Mavs fans cannot wait to see what J.J. Redick can do in Dallas. Stay tuned for more injury updates and all the latest on your favorite team. Do not miss it.

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