J.J. Redick is a wanted man in the NBA. He’s averaging a career high 15.2 points per game, along with a career high 4.4 assists per game. Even on a bad Orlando Magic team, it’s pretty clear he’s turned into one of the more balanced wing players in the league.
It should be no shock, then, to learn that Redick is a hot commodity in trade talks as Thursday’s deadline rapidly approaches. He’s been tied to the Knicks, Bulls, Bucks and various other teams throughout the year, thanks to his solid defense, elite outside shooting, and steady defense on the perimeter.
The latest culprit to step up in the J.J. Redick trade rumors? The Memphis Grizzlies.
Memphis just gone done swinging a trade that sent star forward Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, but as a team that is going to the playoffs and wants to round itself out for a deep run, they could use some guard help and some touch outside.
That’s why, according to Chris Vernon via Twitter, they’re “making a push” for Redick’s services via a trade.
There isn’t much concrete information as to how close a deal is or what players would be involved, but few would argue that the Grizzlies would improve with the move.