Magic’s J.J. Redick Drawing Interest in Leadup to Trade Deadline
The first season of the post Dwight Howard-era is proving to be a lost one for an Orlando Magic team that sits near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. The front office is looking to move players in an effort bolster the roster and, according to reports, that could lead to sharp-shooting guard J.J. Redick being dealt before the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
Redick is a six-year veteran who is in the midst of his best season in the NBA. The former Duke All-American is averaging a career-high 14.6 points a game, 4.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds for the Magic. In addition to his production, teams around the NBA are also interested in Redick because his contract expires at the end of the season, which would mean increased flexibility when it comes to roster moves.
While Orlando has struggled to win games this season, they are a respectable 19-17-1 against the spread, which makes them a solid option moving forward in your NBA picks even with the trade speculation.