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Anon
10-07-2008, 04:07 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic picked up their $2.8 million option on guard J.J. Redick for next season.

The former Duke star has struggled to work his way into the backcourt rotation and last season asked for a trade. He was the first guard off the bench in the Magic's loss to Atlanta in the preseason opener Monday, scoring 12 points, and drew praise from coach Stan Van Gundy for his play in practices.

Redick, the team's first-round pick in 2006, originally signed a two-year deal with two one-year options. He's making $2.1 million this season.

Calls to Redick's agent, Arn Tellem, were not immediately returned.

The Melky Way
10-07-2008, 08:33 PM
Sucks to be Redick...poor kid will have a hard time getting any minutes again and his trade value is basically non-existent...The Magic sat on him way too long...he should have been sent down to the D-League that way he can work on his defense and get regular minutes.

MAC10TIZZY
10-08-2008, 10:44 AM
j.j...........j.j............j.j *\o/*

Sports Illustrator
10-09-2008, 01:47 AM
Something must not be clicking with JJ Reddick or maybe Stan Van Gundy didn't like him, but if that was the case then I'd question why they would give him an extension. There's gotta be something still positive about him or some type of plan for him if they happened to extend his contract.

The Magic could really use a natural shooter at SG like JJ Reddick, but in the NBA you need to be able to do more than just shooting the 3 ball and that is the problem that many shooters in the NBA have. Shooters like Jason Kapono, Salim Stoudamire, and Kyle Korver, the only difference is that they were given the chance to shine, unlike JJ Reddick.

ewing
10-10-2008, 08:07 AM
Something must not be clicking with JJ Reddick or maybe Stan Van Gundy didn't like him, but if that was the case then I'd question why they would give him an extension. There's gotta be something still positive about him or some type of plan for him if they happened to extend his contract.

The Magic could really use a natural shooter at SG like JJ Reddick, but in the NBA you need to be able to do more than just shooting the 3 ball and that is the problem that many shooters in the NBA have. Shooters like Jason Kapono, Salim Stoudamire, and Kyle Korver, the only difference is that they were given the chance to shine, unlike JJ Reddick.



The extension actually makes him more moveable as well. If anyone still has faith in JJ as lottery pick that can contribute they get him for another year on his rookie deal. Granted he will never get huge money IMO but it does make him more attractive to a GM that still has some faith.

oshea225
10-10-2008, 10:42 AM
why they doing this? they're ruining his career. every preseason and training camp the coaches rave about how well hes playing and then they screw him over in the regular season. really just wish they would trade him

*Superman*
10-10-2008, 11:09 PM
Not really, i have been reading that either JJ or Bogans or Cook might be leaving for a PF.

About damn time Otis.

LCAKG679
10-15-2008, 01:30 PM
Redick just needs a consistent chance to play, he needs enough time to get a feel that he can carry from game to game that you don't get from practice, and his team needs to get comfortable with how he plays. His defensive shortcomings are not as bad as many would think, there are far worse defenders in the league, even at his position. The real question is not whether he can defend his position, it is does his offense (from scoring to drawing out a defense away from Howard) help the magic more than his limited defense. In college that answer was a million times yes. Should he be the starter, most likely not but for in a few instances with favorable matchups, but he has the potential to be a good/serviceable player for many, many years like Steve Kerr or John Paxon of Bulls championship fame. The coaching staff just needs to learn how to best utilize the weapon they have like the Saints had to learn that Reggie Bush was not a run up the middle back.