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3 Contenders That Should Trade for J.J. Redick

Isaiah De Los Santos
Three contenders that should trade for New Orleans Pelicans veteran J.J. Redick.
Three contenders that should trade for New Orleans Pelicans veteran J.J. Redick. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Having fallen out of the rotation with the New Orleans Pelicans, it's no surprise J.J. Redick has reportedly made a trade request. As a veteran on an expiring contract, he's the exact kind of player contenders look to add at the NBA trade deadline for the second half of the season.

With that in mind, here are three likely contenders that would trade for Redick.

J.J. Redick Trade Rumors

3. Dallas Mavericks

Now, the Dallas Mavericks don't exactly scream "contenders" with a 16-16 record that has them currently out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference. But, it's clear they need reinforcements, and a Redick trade would strengthen their lineup for a playoff run. The Mavs need threats around Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in order to make their offense a little less predictable, and Redick would draw attention as a marksman on the perimeter. Dallas ranks in the bottom 10 for 3-point pecentage this season, so adding a career 41.5% shooter in Redick would be a much-needed boost to their offense.

2. Philadelphia 76ers

There's already rumors floating around that Redick is interested in a reunion with his former team. The 14-year veteran excelled during his two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 17.6 points per game on 40.7% from deep as a starter. He is a great shooting-minded option that would perfectly complement Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, as has already been shown by their previous success together. With the 76ers No. 1 in the East, finding worthwhile additions at the deadline will be crucial in order to put Philadelphia in the best position possible to make the Finals, and a Redick trade would solidify their 3-point shooting, which is always key in the playoffs.

1. Brooklyn Nets

Redick lives in Brooklyn in the offseason, and there's noise that he would like to be close to home if he is traded. The Nets are going to be active at the deadline as they continue to build around their Big 3, and Redick would slot in perfectly as a veteran role player who could provide a spark when called upon. Throwing Redick into a lineup with James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant is a scary thought as opponents would be overwhelmed when trying to cover all four of those players. Brooklyn's bench options aren't exciting at the moment, but a Redick move would bolster their depth and give the veteran a shot at winning his first NBA title.

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