When the New Orleans Pelicans signed J.J. Redick last offseason, they knew they added one of the best sharpshooters in the league, possibly in NBA history.
The New Orleans Pelicans are carefully crafting a group of core players, but when they added J.J. Redick to that mix, they knew they were getting a very positive veteran addition who would immediately give the team an extra edge on the offensive end of the floor.
Signing a two-year, $26.5 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans last July, Redick is having an awesome first season for the team, even though he’s dealt with a handful of injuries.
While the sharpshooting guard has never taken home honors in the All-Star Weekend Three-Point Contest, Redick is one of the league’s best perimeter players, even though he’s the oldest member of his own team.
Though the league has seen great shooters like Manu Ginóbili and Ray Allen retire in recent years, there’s still a ton of talented players lighting up from the floor, from superstars through the back end of benches.
So, just where does J.J. Redick rank among today’s crop of sharpshooters?
After all, the game has become much more perimeter-oriented, thus putting a priority on guys who can shoot the lights out.