The fact that the Los Angeles Clippers went out and traded for J.J Redick should have been a sign of how much the team planned on using the shooting guard. However, the former Duke star still went undrafted in many fantasy basketball drafts this fall and has become a very popular waiver wire pickup in the opening week.
Redick has averaged 14.3 points through the first three games of the season and looks very involved in the team’s offense. He is averaging over two (2.5) three-pointers a game and the perimeter shooter will get plenty of open looks with the Clippers. Head coach Doc Rivers loves to give his shooting guard open looks from the outside and it is the same style of offense that did wonders for the stats of SG Ray Allen with the Boston Celtics.
Redick will also get plenty of minutes as well, because the team needs a little youth in their backcourt. Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford are both getting up there in age and can no longer play 38 minutes on a nightly basis. This just opens up the door for Redick to play as many minuets as he can handle and he should easily eclipse his career totals across the board.
Redick will be a strong spot-starter in any type of roto-league. He won’t completely fill out the box score, but he will add double-digit points with a couple three-pointers and a near flawless free throw percentage.