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J.J. Redick has certainly come a long way since being taken 11th overall by Orlando in the 2006 NBA Draft.
Now, nearly halfway through his seventh season in the league, Redick has quickly become one of the most sought-after players as the trade deadline approaches. In fact, after Rudy Gay was traded to the Toronto Raptors, it was reported that the Magic had turned down a deal that would have swapped the two players.
That shows how much Orlando is interested in keeping the sharpshooter.
Redick's 15.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game are all career-high numbers, as are his 32 minutes a night. His 45.7 percent shooting from the field is also a career best and at 40.1 percent from behind the three-point line, he's a lethal offensive weapon.
But beyond being a great shooter, Redick's all-around game has improved immensely.
No longer will you find him camping in the corners, waiting for the ball to be kicked out to him. With the ball in his hands much more, he's become a very good passer and his execution on pick-and-rolls gets him a lot of open looks. Not to mention, his constant movement tires defenders in a hurry and helps the flow of the offense.
As a defender, Redick will never find himself as one of the league's best. However, he understands the concept of rotation and rarely is he out of position. To top it off, his willingness to draw a charge can change momentum in the blink of an eye.
For these reasons, Redick is arguably the one Magic player with the highest trade value.
Trade Value: A+