JJ Redick, SG, Philadelphia 76ers
Of all the stats and situations amongst free agents, Redick not missing the playoffs in his career stands alone as an incredible accomplishment. Usually as a 3rd or 4th scoring option, he’s been apart of some great teams and his current situation in Philadelphia is no different.
What would Redick bring to the Mavs? Experience, extremely efficient shooting, and leadership. For a young team with young superstars, having that type of veteran presence will go a long way. It helped the 76ers reach the playoffs last season and it could help the Mavs take the next step to greatness.
Even though Redick is 34 years of age, he was extremely productive for the 76ers. This season in 31 MPG, he averaged a career high of 18.1 PPG on a 44/40/89 shooting line along with 2.7 RPG and 2.4 APG. Redick is predominantly a shooter and he’s a dang good one.
Redick also plays entirely off ball. Last season, 95% of his three point field goals were assisted and 85% of his 2 point field goals were assisted. Much like Justin Jackson, JJ Redick can work off of screens to score open buckets from either Doncic, Brunson, or Barea. His play style couldn’t be more ideal for the Mavericks.
However, there is one glaring issue… Redick is 34 years old. Even though he had his best career output this season, he’s still on the athletic decline. Because of his game, I expect him to play into his 40s, however, stuff happens.
In addition, the Mavs have said they want someone younger so they can play with the nucleus of Luka and KP for a longer time. Redick doesn’t quite fit that description. Considering age, he’d probably want to play for a championship contending team so he can obtain a ring before it’s too late.
Is Redick a fantastic scorer? Yes. Does he get ridiculously hot? Yes. Does he play in the playoffs every year? Yes. Does he play off ball? Yes. Does he have a sleeve on his left arm? Yes. There’s too much to like about Redick as a player for the Mavericks, however, how much will they pay attention to his age?
Redick was only owed $12.5 Million last season. Coming off his best season at the ripe age of 34, how much would he cost?