New Orleans Pelicans: 3 overreactions to blowout win over Thunder

Nickeil Alexander-Walker #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans . (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Pelicans, JJ Redick
JJ Redick #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Pelicans: J.J. Redick is struggling

Overreaction #3: Something is wrong with Redick!

I’m starting to get concerned about the veteran sharpshooter.

After going 6-of-11 in game one, Redick has hit only two from behind the arc and is shooting just 28.6 percent.

Every shooter, even the great ones, goes through a slump but Redick just doesn’t look right. He’s looked rushed every time he gets the ball, keeps picking up his dribble in awkward spots and is not setting his feet on open 3-pointers.

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Redick can make shots without setting his feet but he seems to be drifting on almost every shot this season, even the open ones.

I’m not speculating that Redick has a minor injury but he did take three hard charges in the first two games and hasn’t been right since. Again, I have no information that Redick is injured but he does not look like himself out there.

Redick did hit his first shot of the game and Pels’ fans breathed a sigh of relief, but then he missed the next three and wasn’t close on any of them.

I am certain Redick will break of this slump at some point and have a big night, but the Pels need him to do it sooner rather than later because the bench is still struggling to score points and they don’t get to play OKC every night.

It was a nice win for the Pelicans, who did what good teams should do, which is beat the bad ones.

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