The Clippers made the first big trade of the offseason, and now there must be analyzation. Of course there has to be! The Clippers have deepened their roster by bringing Jared Dudley and JJ Redick on board. These are two of the best sharpshooters in the NBA, other than Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry up in Golden State. These guys really know how to shoot the ball. They could be the splash brothers 2.0.
Was the trade necessarily good? Now that the Clippers know that CP3 is returning for five more years, unless he’s traded, they traded away their backup point guard, who if you ask me, had the most amount of potential I’ve seen in young guys. The Suns are grateful to have him, sure, but they gave away Jared Dudley, their best offensive player, arguably.
As for the Bucks, was JJ Redick really worth just two second-round picks? I think a guy that was having the best season of his life maybe deserves a little more. The Bucks got themselves into that mess, they’re going to have to deal with it. It was, however, a great deal for the Clippers. Jared Dudley is happy the deal went through, so he would love to be finishing his career out by his hometown.
Dudley brings plenty to the table for the Clips. First of all, he brings experience. The Clippers may have a lot of it with a veteran player to run the point like Paul, but they more they can get, the better. Dudley is an excellent shooter, can high rise when he needs to, and has the ability to play defense. He’s the kind of guy that may be able to give the Clippers 10-12 PPG if he’s in his grove, more.
Well, we know that JJ Redick can shoot the ball. He’s one of the best in the league in that department. He really knows what he’s doing when he gets behind the 3-point line, and no matter where he is behind it, it’s the same distance. He’s like Jimmer Fredette, but possibly a little bit better, in a sense that his shooting touch is much more pure.
These are two guys that can score the ball, and CP3 will be able to find them on the perimeter.