New Orleans Pelicans: Where does Redick rank among active NBA shooters?

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J.J. Redick drains a three for the New Orleans Pelicans against the Oklahoma City Thunder

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 01: JJ Redick #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts after shooting a three pointer during a NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Smoothie King Center on December 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

Controversially, my list does not include James Harden, who has taken a bit of a slip this season and is starting to play second fiddle to Russell Westbrook for the Houston Rockets.

It also doesn’t include LeBron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo, who are great scorers despite not being among the league’s best shooters. So, with no MVP candidates on the list, let’s get started…

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