Another day, another Eric Bledsoe trade rumor. This time it’s for Milwaukee Buck’s guard J.J. Redick.
Rumblings that Clippers and Bucks are discussing deal involving JJ Redick and Eric Bledsoe.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2013
This is more of the Los Angeles Clippers speed unlike the O.J. Mayo rumor that was spoken of earlier. Sure Mayo is the better player, but when it comes to who’ll be more effective playing alongside Chris Paul, Redick’s the guy. Unlike Mayo and like Arron Afflalo, Redick doesn’t need the ball to be effective in the Clips offense. Playing alongside the likes of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan who’ll need all the space possible to become an effective tandem, Redick has the tools and talent to be the designated shooter whether they come from spot-ups or off-screens. It is heavily assumed that if Redick is acquired, Doc Rivers will play J.J. similar to how he played Ray Allen during his time with the Boston Celtics.
This deal works both perfectly for both parties as the Milwaukee Bucks may be looking to move on from the Brandon Jennings era. After declining to give Jennings an extension at the beginning of the 2012-13 season it was clear the front office was going to let Jennings hit free agency unrestricted. With Eric Bledsoe, the Bucks will have their starting point guard of the future.
Last season, splitting time between the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks, Redick averaged 14.1 points while shooting 36 percent from behind the arc, his lowest since entering the NBA in 2006.