Before the Golden State Warriors made the move to finalize a trade for Kelly Oubre Jr. to ease the loss of Klay Thompson, they reportedly tried to make a deal for JJ Redick.
Appearing on ESPN's First Take (starts at 4:10 mark), Brian Windhorst reported Redick was among the players that the Warriors targeted, but the New Orleans Pelicans "were not amenable to making a deal under the terms" presented:
Golden State's need for another outside shooter came about after the team confirmed on Thursday that Thompson will likely miss the 2020-21 season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a workout this week.
Even though Redick isn't the defensive player that Thompson has been throughout his career, he would have been a natural fit in the Warriors offense because of his shooting ability.
Redick's 41.6 career success rate from three-point range is virtually identical to Thompson (41.9). The 36-year-old ranked second in the NBA last season with a 45.3 three-point percentage.
The Pelicans only have Redick under contract for one more season with a $13 million base salary.
Since the Warriors couldn't get New Orleans to bite on a deal, the team is reportedly going in a different direction.
Oubre has the potential to make an impact in Golden State if the trade is finalized. He averaged a career-high 18.7 points per game and shot 35.2 percent from behind the arc for the Phoenix Suns in 2019-20.