Let me start by saying I like J.J. Redick’s game and would love to see him in a Celtics uniform. He’s a great shooter and gritty defender.
But… the Celtics already have a glut of shooting guards. Who stays and who goes?
I wouldn’t swap Avery Bradley for Redick or any other shooting guard (Kobe, Wade and Harden excluded). Courtney Lee makes the most sense. If that’s the direction Ainge is headed, he’s going to need a third team because the Magic won’t take Lee (3 years and $15+ million remaining on his deal). Redick makes $6 million and is in the final year of his contract.
Redick addressed the trade speculation earlier this month:
“At the (trade) deadline, maybe there’s an offer that (GM) Rob (Hennigan) has to consider. But I don’t get any indication from him that they are actively looking to move me,’’ Redick continued. “So if I’m here past the deadline, that’s the first hurdle.”
I do wonder about Jason Terry. He’s been wildly inconsistent and especially awful on defense. Will Ainge try to cut the cord with him?