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Dallas Mavericks: How J.J. Redick addition helps Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks JJ Redick Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks JJ Redick Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, J.J. Redick
Dallas Mavericks JJ Redick Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

How Dallas Mavericks adding J.J. Redick helps Luka Doncic: 4. Movement

The Mavs have not had a ton of off-ball movement to create shots this season. They run the sixth most pick and rolls in the NBA, but Dallas often has shooters spotting up beyond the 3-point line off that action. It lets Luka Doncic drive and kick to open teammates.

Redick is a mover off the ball. He loves to pop off a back screen for an open look. The veteran even sets some of his own to free himself beyond the 3-point line. Mavericks fans will see plenty of plays like this during Redick’s time in Dallas.

https://videos.nba.com/nba/pbp/media/2021/04/16/0022000854/473/ac6fb7f2-79bc-f8c7-75f9-1670fcf7c262_1280x720.mp4

Coach Rick Carlisle and the Mavs are likely to explore this action more down the stretch. Here Redick sets a screen for Luka and pops out to the 3-point line as Dwight Powell screens for the veteran. The result is a wide-open mid-range jumper, but the play is in the early stages of development for Dallas.

https://videos.nba.com/nba/pbp/media/2021/04/16/0022000854/154/ca64e215-c081-11a4-7d16-6481292e083d_1280x720.mp4

Carlisle has added some new wrinkles with J.J. Redick on the floor. The Dallas Mavericks will benefit from his movement off the ball and it should help Luka Doncic create even more open looks for his teammates.

Next: No. 3

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