The Los Angeles Clippers finally got to see their biggest on-the-court offseason acquisition take the floor on Wednesday night and the early returns were very good.
Veteran J.J. Redick, who the Clippers acquired in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason, scored 14 points in 20 minutes in the Clippers’ 103-99 win over the Utah Jazz.
“He’s such a pro, so he’s going to give you automatic energy,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles. “No one wants to guard him because he never stops moving, and that in itself is an offense for us at times. So I’m really just curious to see how that looks. He’s smaller, so defensively I’m curious to see how that looks. … We’ll see. I like it. I like him on the floor. It looks good.”
Redick’s shooting and ability to move without the ball makes him look like a great fit next to all pro point guard Chris Paul.
The Clippers will start the regular season Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.