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In an effort to upgrade the bench, the Pelicans should look to sign shooting guard J.J. Redick.
Redick would bring a dynamic three-point shot with a great ability to draw fouls on a head fake. He is more of a catch-and-shoot-type player, as he struggles off the dribble, but he can drain a shot from all areas of the court.
He would back up Eric Gordon, and would allow Austin Rivers to shift back to point guard. While Redick is a shooting guard, he plays like a point with his excellent pick-and-roll play.
With Anthony Davis and Robin Lopez on the roster, Redick could thrive in the pick-and-roll with his entry passes. This past season, with both the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks, Redick had five assists per 40 minutes, utilizing the pick-and-roll.
He’s spent time with Ryan Anderson in Orlando, and the two have played well on the court during their three years together. Some familiarity may lead him to New Orleans, and if that happens, the rap group James Clay can start up again.
His defense isn’t great, but he has lateral quickness to get to the spot. With his explosive offense, he doesn't need to rely on defense.
The Pelicans need depth, and an addition of Redick will make the Pelicans a dangerous shooting team. Gordon, Anderson, Rivers and Redick would give this team a variety of shooters who can come in and shift momentum with their scoring abilities.
It’s a long shot, but with Redick’s familiarity with Anderson, he should be worth a look.