NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics Interested In J.J. Redick

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, J.J. Redick
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The Boston Celtics reportedly have a strong interest in current Orlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick and he would be an excellent addition to the franchise. The Celtics have a need for another shooter and Redick certainly fits the bill. He is an accurate shooter from three point territory and is also an outstanding free throw shooter.

The problem with any Redick acquisition is that the team is already well stocked at both guard positions and minutes would be hard to come by, even if the team included Courtney Lee in any possible deal. The other problem is that the Celtics desperately need help in the front court. They could certainly use a guy like Redick who is a very underrated player, but the priority has and should continue to be finding another capable big man.

The other problem with trading for Redick is that the Magic are probably going to ask for the moon for him and rightfully so. They would want to sell high on him and gain as much value back as possible. Is it worth it for the Celtics to include this year’s first round pick, which could be in the late lottery?  This upcoming draft class is relatively weak, but it is still another possible young asset the team could gain on the cheap.

If Redick came at the expense of some sort of combination of Lee, Fab Melo, or Brandon Bass, then yes it would make sense.  But why would Orlando want those guys? Exactly. The possibility of a trade without costing the Celtics an important player in their current rotation is quite remote.

Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports.  For all Celtics news go to the league homepage on Rant Sports.  Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18

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