J.J. Redick is a name that has been popping up a lot lately in trade talks around the league. There are possibly six teams interested in acquiring the shooter the Bulls, Pacers, Bucks, Knicks, Celtics and Nuggets.
All of these teams are in the playoff mix and all but the Knicks struggle shooting the three ball. The problem is most of these teams don’t have the trade pieces to pry Redick away from the Magic.
I think you can cut the Knicks out, just don’t think they would want to give up what they would have to for a deal. The Celtics don’t really have any young pieces to offer and the Bucks have a nice young nucleus that I don’t think they will want to break up just yet.
In my opinion the three teams with the best chance of landing Redick are the Bulls, Pacers and Nuggets. The Bulls signed Redick to a deal that was matched by the Magic in the summer of 2010, so you know they covet Redick.
The Bulls could also possibly offer a package of Marquis Teague and Richard Hamilton to the Magic, which could potentially be the best deal for them as far as talent goes.
The Pacers could really use Redick with their lack of a shooting guard in the lineup and could offer the Magic a first round pick along with possibly a combination of Tyler Hansbrough, Lance Stephenson or Miles Plumlee. Probably the best deal for the Magic since they seem geared on building toward the future.
The Nuggets could also offer the Magic a first round pick and have plenty of young players they could send them as well. The Nuggets currently have 13 players that are age 26 or younger on their roster. Wing players like Jordan Hamilton, Corey Brewer and Evan Fournier could all be possibilities.
It will be interesting to see which of these teams, if any will pull the trigger on this deal. I think the best fit for Redick is in Indiana. The Pacers are a team right on the heels of the Heat and a shooting guard is the one need they need to fill.