NBA Rumors: San Antonio Spurs Pursuing J.J. Redick

By Tony Ramsey
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Per the NBA trade rumor mill, the San Antonio Spurs are in the mix to acquire the services of Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick, one of the hottest names on the market at the trade deadline:

While Redick has developed into a fine NBA player averaging 15.1 points and 4.4 assists this season, the Spurs don’t really need to bring him in this season.

The Spurs are already extremely deep at shooting guard this season with Danny Green, Manu Ginobili and Gary Neal all having solid contributions, when healthy. The Spurs seem to have a great chemistry together this season and are a legitimate contender for the NBA Finals.

Adding Redick would mean the Spurs would have to adjust their rotation to accommodate a new player while still maintaining their seemingly effortless offensive flow, and could potentially throw off their chemistry a bit, making them vulnerable.

The more interesting move for the Spurs would be to wait until the summer to get in bidding for Redick services long term. Both Ginobili and Stephen Jackson will be free agents this summer, and Neal is a restricted free agent, so the Spurs will have a need to add a shooting guard for next season.

Redick’s growth into a guard that can create his own shot, knock down the 3-pointer and also create space for his teammates would be a perfect compliment for Tony Parker, and a solid replacement for Ginobili.

Yes, the Spurs could benefit from having J.J. Redick on their roster, but more so for the 2013-2014 season than this one. The Spurs should hold off on trading for Redick and pursue him as a free agent this summer.

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