J.J. Redick hasn’t played in a NBA game since February 2nd when he was diagnosed with a back injury that forced him to be out ‘indefinitely’. And in the time frame that Redick has been absent there has been little conversation on how well Redick’s recovery is going or on a possible return date.
Now, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports the team will be coming to a decision on the shooting guard soon:
The Clippers are nearing a decision on J.J. Redick’s future this season.
The team will determine in the upcoming weeks whether Redick is healthy enough to rejoin the team. If he’s not, the club will likely shut Redick down for the rest of the season in an attempt to have him ready for training camp next year. (Decision on Redick Coming)
While the Clippers have looked like a top team in the league without Redick, his presence won’t be something that can be easily duplicated. The additions of Glen Davis and Danny Granger help, but Redick’s movement within the offense and on the fast break opened the floor up for everyone, mainly Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, to operate which paid huge dividends prior to Redick being hit with the injury bug.
On the season, Redick is averaging 15.7 points on 45 percent shooting and 39 percent shooting from three along with 2.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.