LA Lakers Linked With Veteran from Pelicans

by Dusan Randjelovic

LA Lakers are focusing their attention on 35-year old New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick. He has emerged as the ideal possibility for a swap this season after chances to land Andre Iguodala have seemed to disappear.

“…unless the Grizzlies have a sudden change of heart the Lakers’ chances of landing the veteran two-way player (Iguodala) are zero.” He then added, “This does increase the possibility of the Lakers trading for a different veteran.”, the Los Angeles Sports Hub wrote.

LA Lakers could find a perfect fit in Redick

13-year veteran JJ Redick may turn out to be just what the Lakers need to fill in the lack of knockdown shooters. The shooting guard has a career total of 41.5% three-point sniper and a 48% shooter this season. He’s tied with Lebron James at the 18th position of the NBA’s All-Time Leaders in 3-Point Field Goals Made with 1,763.

Over the course of his career, Redick has played for Orlando Magic (2006-2013), Milwaukee Bucks (2013), Los Angeles Clippers (2013-2017), Philadelphia 79ers (2017-2019).

The Lakers could also be involved in a deal for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Quinn Cook since both guards’ salaries will match Redick’s salary.

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