As reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Pelicans are looking towards the Atlantic Division for a potential JJ Redick trade partner. Specifically, the Celtics, 76ers, and Nets.
Redick’s rocky start to the season has seen him fall out of New Orleans’ rotation and led to his position on the trading block. As reported by Shams, Redick would prefer a move to the northeast area. This would bring him closer to his family currently living in Brooklyn.
Redick is currently in the 2nd year of a two year, 26.5 million dollar contract. He is averaging 7.9 PPG on 33.6% from the field and 29.8% from 3. This is a steep drop from his career averages of 13 PPG on 44.7% and 41.4%. All three teams are contenders in the east, so they will be hoping for a return to form for Redick. He will be expected to fill in a veteran role and get back to his elite 3 point shooting.
These teams are all above the salary cap. For the Nets and 76ers, this means they would have to match salaries. The Celtics could choose to use their Traded Player Exception from the Gordon Hayward deal with Charlotte. Currently, no deals are imminent. As the trade deadline approaches, expect talks surrounding a JJ Redick trade to surface.