The Dallas Mavericks had won 15 of their last 21 games on March 25 after an 8-13 start to the season. They decided to make one final move at the trade deadline to give Luka Doncic a bit of extra help in continuing their climb up the standings. The Mavs acquired J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli from the Pelicans for James Johnson, Wesley Iwundu, and a 2021 second-round pick.
Dallas had to wait for Reddick. The veteran sharpshooter was out with a heel injury. He returned on April 12 after missing over a month of action. Reddick has played about 15 minutes a night in the Mavericks’ last three games, but he is still finding his stride with the team. The organization will continue working him in with the goal of Bubs playing his best basketball in the postseason.
Adding Redick should be a significant boost for the Mavericks. The 36-year-old is going to come off the bench and be a role player, but that will not stop him from making an impact. Here is a look at how Redick will help the Mavs superstar.
How J.J. Redick will help Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic
Doncic is a walking bucket that can do it all on the offensive end of the floor. The 22-year-old has made significant strides on defense in his third NBA season. Luka is a superstar, but improving his supporting cast makes the team better.
Here is a look at five ways J.J. Redick will help Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks this season.
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