New Orleans Pelicans: A J.J. Redick deal with the Boston Celtics worth considering

JJ Redick #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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The Boston Celtics can fix their bench and open up roster space by acquiring J.J. Redick from the New Orleans Pelicans

For the Boston Celtics, this is a win-now move that would require Danny Ainge to give up on some of the players he’s tried to develop.

J.J. Redick is just the type of player that the Celtics need if he can regain his form, and he should be able to do just that by working with Brad Stevens.

With Redick in the mix, the Celtics would have a second unit that includes Payton Pritchard, Redick, and Aaron Nesmith who all could be high-level sharpshooters. This would give the Celtics the ability to compete with shooting like the Miami Heat did last season.

In return, Ainge will have to realize that Langford and Ojeleye won’t help the Celtics win now even he likes the pair of players.

I don’t think that should be too hard though when we consider the circumstances around those two players. The Celtics selected only selected Langford because Miami ended up stealing Tyler Herro from them, and Ojeleye never became the Draymond Green type of player that Boston hoped for.

Giving up those two players for Redick who can be an elite shooter when he’s on makes sense from Boston’s side of the deal. And the value that they could have in Stan Van Gundy’s system might make a lot of sense for the New Orleans Pelicans too.