Brooklyn Nets rumors: JJ Redick could land with BK after Pelicans buyout

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - FEBRUARY 03: JJ Redick #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - FEBRUARY 03: JJ Redick #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

The addition of Blake Griffin proves that the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add anyone and everyone that could be bought out as the trade deadline approaches. Even though the New Orleans Pelicans are fighting for a spot in the play-in tournament, JJ Redick appears to be on his way out of town.

Redick is averaging just 8.7 points per game this season on 36% shooting from 3-point range. Considering that shooting from deep is Redick’s main source of value, that isn’t the best look for the former Duke star.

Despite his declining percentages, the potential for Redick to get hot in the postseason is too enticing for a team like Brooklyn to pass up on. They could have an inside track to his services if he gets bought out.

On ESPN’s trade deadline special with Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, Woj hinted that the Nets and Utah Jazz are in a race for Redick’s services, adding that Brooklyn has the upper hand because Redick and his family live in New York during the offseason.

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Redick has started to shoot like the 3-point ace of old recently, as he’s making 47% of his shots over the last 15 contests. If Sean Marks and Steve Nash are feeling up to it, that could be enough to convince them Redick is worth taking a chance on.

Joining a Utah team might be a very attractive proposition for Redick though, since they’re among the best shooting teams in the league and also have a good chance at winning a championship. Despite that, if the draw of playing close to home is as important as Woj is making it sound, that could end up tipping the balance in Brooklyn’s favor.

The most likely candidates to lose playing time would be Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Landry Shamet. Even though TLC is one of Brooklyn’s better perimeter defenders and Shamet is in possession of a much higher offensive ceiling, one of them would have to make way if this deal gets finalized.

Redick isn’t the most natural fit for the Nets, but it’s never a bad idea to have an incredibly deep bench in preparation for the playoffs.