Earlier this morning, Marc Stein reported via Twitter that the Boston Celtics have shown interest in the Orlando Magic’s starting shooting guard, JJ Redick. The Celtics as a team as sitting at 33.4 percent shooting from the three-point line, which is good for fourth-worst in the league. In completely unrelated news, Ray Allen is currently shooting the three ball at 44% clip.
Hearing Celts, even before season-worst 7-for-32 shooting from 15+ feet in NYK loss, have ramped up their interest in Magic’s J.J. Redick
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 25, 2013
When the Celtics signed Jason Terry this summer, they’d hoped that he’d ease the pain of losing Ray Allen. However, for the first time since his rookie year, Terry is scoring less than double digits while shooting just 35% from beyond the arc. Redick on the other hand, who is a career 40% three-point shooter, is nailing 2.3’s a game for the Magic to go with his 15 points and 4.4 assists.
While it isn’t clear what Orlando would want in return for the sharp-shooter from Duke, his contract is coming off the books this summer anyways. Of course, the Celtics are probably more concerned with finding a sharpshooter now as opposed to later, in order to supplement their playoff push.
Boston hasn’t gotten many things right over the past few years in regards to trades, but if they can make a push for Redick, it’ll be a minor improvement from the plethora of errors that Danny Ainge has made.