Feb 2, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick (7) during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks won 107-98. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Per Marc Stein, it would appear the Spurs may want to make a deal for the former Duke guard.
Add one more team to list of those showing interest in @jjredick: San Antonio. Magic, from start, have wanted no less than a first for him
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
This news is a little shocking. San Antonio is already extremely deep at the guard position. What would Redick add the Spurs don’t already possess?
Well, Redick is a proven scorer. Averaging 15.1 points per game, Redick is shooting a career-high 45% from the field. Also, he is averaging a career-high 4.4 assists per game.
Redick seems to be reaching the apex of his game, and the Orlando Magic definitely want something of value in return. Stein’s tweet mentions the Magic want ‘no less than first [round pick]’ for Redick.
Right now it’s uncertain whether the Spurs can feasibly acquire Redick, and even if they can move a player or two, Redick is not some underrated talent. San Antonio would not be able to re-sign Redick for cheap this summer.
Playing in his seventh year in the league, Redick would be a nice addition and could fit in well with San Antonio’s system, but I see this trade as unlikely. Although, knowing the Spurs front office, if they really feel like Redick puts the team over the edge, they’ll find a way to make it happen.