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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 JJ Redick Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

How Dallas Mavericks adding J.J. Redick helps Luka Doncic: 2. Leadership/experience

The Mavs lost a key voice when they waived J.J. Barea during training camp. The Dallas legend was the only player on the roster with an NBA championship ring. Barea was a leader and mentor too. Redick comes with a fantastic reputation as a leader and teammate. He should have no issues offering advice and helping some of the young Mavericks improve.

The 36-year-old has been in the playoff wars too. He made the NBA Finals in 2009 with the Orlando Magic before losing to Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. Redick has played in 110 postseason games. The rest of the Mavericks roster has appeared in a combined 104 playoff contests. If you eliminate their first-round series in 2020, the rest of the team has played in just 65. Redick’s postseason experience could be massive as Dallas attempts to make a run.

Luka Doncic is evolving as a leader as he gains more experience. J.J. Redick could help him take the next step. The 36-year-old veteran has been there and done it. He knows how to lead and get the most out of his teammates. Luka is still learning and adding Redick could prove massive in 2021 and beyond.

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