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Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
David Hardisty: Austin Rivers and J.J. Redick combined for 56 points on 21-27 shooting. That’s… I don’t know how to describe that.
He wasn’t happy Paul was injured, of course. He just wasn’t nervous about his task. He wanted to help the Clippers win. He knew he could help the Clippers win. He believed. He always believes. “He’s a confident person. He’s always been that way,” teammate J.J. Redick said. “As a player to get to this level, you have to have something, whether it’s enormous physical talent, size or length or athleticism. Or, you have to be, you know, I don’t know how to put this without using a profanity but you have to be a (expletive), you know. You’ve got to have an edge. And he has that. “He has a belief in himself and that goes a long way.”
Robert Morales: Doc Rivers says J.J. Redick can make a “big differerence” in series with Spurs #Clippers
JJ Redick: “I think that’s the story right there. Some teams click a little sooner than others. I was in a team in Orlando, coming off the Finals we were 26-15 after 41 games. Everyone was freaking out. We went 33-8 over our last 41, we swept the first two rounds of the playoffs. We were 41-8. So at some point we clicked; at some point it just all kind of came together. I expect that to happen to this team.
“I don’t watch a ton of college basketball,” Redick said. “I do watch a little bit during the tournament. If Duke had lost (to Gonzaga), I’m not going to lie, I wouldn’t have watched the Final Four. As long as Duke is in it, I’ll watch, but I’m an NBA guy, man. I’d rather watch the Kings and the Hornets on a Tuesday night in Sacramento than Syracuse-Georgetown or whatever.”
“I pay attention to advance stats, and I pay attention to shot charts,” Redick said. “I try to figure out, if I can’t get to my strengths, what are teams forcing me to do and how do I improve on those weakness so each year I kind of work on one or two things that if I can get them better will incrementally add a little bit of offensive to my game. The other thing is the amount of time I’m in the gym. Once I start my basketball workouts in July, it’s every day except Saturday. I’m in there, and my shooting percentages each year reflected that I’ve put the time in.”
J.J. Redick smiles when he’s told he’s having a career season. He’s seemingly always in the midst of a career season. Ever since his second season in the league, Redick has increased his points per game average, going from 4.1 in 2007-08 and gradually moving up over the next eight seasons to 15.6 this season. “Each year, I think I say to myself, ‘I’m playing the best that I’ve played,’ and thankfully this year is no exception,” Redick said. “I feel that way … I feel like every shot I take is going to go in. It’s a great feeling as a player.”
Ben Bolch: J.J. Redick: “One of the greatest things I’ve done in my life is graduate from Duke.” Story Sunday in LAT on Clips w/ degrees or going back.
Redick taught himself at a young age how to not dunk. In the eighth grade, he said, he broke his wrist several times and eventually learned how to protect himself around the rim, training to be crafty rather than dunk-oriented.
It seems as though fooling the officials into calling a foul when there wasn’t one is among the criteria the league looks at when deciding to crack down. J.J. Redick and Andre Drummond are the latest to receive warnings, and in both cases, fouls were called when the contact appeared to have been exaggerated.
Ben Bolch: J.J. Redick, asked if DeAndre Jordan gets enough credit: “He’s going to get a max contract this summer. That’s a lot of credit. Sometimes b/c guys don’t put up huge scoring #s they don’t get superstar recognition, but he’s as good as they come defensively. He also shoots a very high percentage … from the field … and he’s a star.”
JJ Redick: Last question: I know how committed to your faith you are. Do you carry a physical bible with you or have you switched to the app? I used to carry a physical book. I do it on my iPad now. iPad’s great, because you can actually highlight and make notes on it.
I read that you’ve made your home in Austin. That’s a great town. How’d you decide to live there? JJ Redick: On my honeymoon in 2010, I signed with the Bulls. We had a week at the time, it wasn’t two days, it was a week where Orlando could match. We had a week where it was like “Where are we going to live?” Orlando ended up matching, but then with the lockout, we were trying to find a home base. We knew no one in Austin, we just fell in love with the place and built a house there.
Former Bucks guard J.J. Redick has settled in with the Clippers since signing as a free agent (eventually a sign-and-trade deal) in the summer of 2013, after an ill-fated 28 games with Milwaukee. The Bucks traded promising forward TobiasHarris to Orlando in a deadline deal for Redick, but then guards MontaEllis and BrandonJennings never meshed with the former Duke star. “There weren’t a lot of basketballs when he was here,” Rivers said with a laugh. “And he had a tough go. “J.J. is a byproduct of ball movement and teams that are unselfish. That’s why you kind of felt like here he would fit, because we have that type of group. “He would struggle on a team that doesn’t move the ball. He lived in Orlando and I got to see him a lot, so I probably had inside intel on him. I think you need guys like J.J. on your team.
“It’s a long season,” Redick said, “so I believe in the law of averages. It will all work out in the end.” Redick has rebounded from slow starts before, making 35.7% of his shots and 30.2% of his three-pointers in November 2010, only to finish that season making 44.1% of his shots and 39.7% of his three-pointers.
Doc Rivers enlisted the help of Clippers broadcaster and former NBA power forward Michael Smith when a reporter inquired about J.J. Redick’s shooting struggles. Asked Rivers, motioning to Smith: “What would you do?” Replied Smith: “Keep shooting.”
“We’re not very good on either side of the ball,” Redick said. “So it’s not like we can rely on one thing right now. Our offense was No. 1 in efficiency last year, I don’t even want to know what we are this year. Defensively, like I said, we were top 10. I don’t even want to know what we are this year. We got to be able to rely on something. We can’t right now.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Doc Rivers trying to work sign-and-trade w/ Cavs for Hawes, preserving Clippers exception to still target Paul Pierce, sources tell Y. Unless Clippers are willing to trade JJ Redick or first-round picks to Nets for Paul Pierce, a sign-and-trade is unlikely, sources tell Y
Diamond Leung: Clippers’ J.J. Redick saw one teammate crying after Game 4 loss at GSW as Sterling comments took emotional toll: gottlieb.radio.cbssports.com/audio/1730-dou…
Redick, who had been so rudely introduced to Sterling’s dysfunctional ways when he nearly nixed his contract just days after reaching an agreement, refused to blame Sterling for this loss. “Was it a small part of the emotional (expletive) that we went through for the last few weeks? Yeah, it was,” Redick told USA TODAY Sports. “But you invest so much in every playoff game. Emotionally, it takes a lot out of you. Going seven with Golden State, that was an emotional thing in itself. And then the way we won Game 4, the way we lost Game 5.”
He had once given white center Chris Kaman a five-year, $52 million deal, and how that contract panned out (or didn’t, as Kaman played 195 games in the next four years of that deal and was traded to New Orleans with a year and a half left) appeared to be coloring Sterling’s judgment on this deal. In a way, it was a mirror-image of the issue that would be front and center 10 months later. “I’ve been told both ways: one, that he didn’t want to pay me because I was white, and that he didn’t want to pay me because I was a bench player,” Redick said. “I didn’t know (the deal almost fell apart) until after the fact. I just got a weird phone call from Doc on July 4, and I got off the phone and said to my wife, ‘Something’s going on.’ He’s like, ‘You better play for me (expletive).’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s the plan. We figured this out two days ago, right?’ “And then he just rambled a bit. … but he never really got into the nuts and bolts of what was happening. And then I got a call about 48 hours later from my agent, and he said, ‘We wanted to keep you out of it, but here’s what happened.'”
Allegedly Sterling, the man whose racist comments sparked this whole furor, didn’t think a white player could possibly be good enough to make that kind of money. He had once given white center Chris Kaman a five-year, $52 million deal, and how that contract panned out (or didn’t, as Kaman played 195 games in the next four years of that deal and was traded to New Orleans with a year and a half left) was coloring Sterling’s judgment on this deal. In a way, it was a mirror-image of the issue that would be front and center 10 months later. “I’ve been told both ways: one, that he didn’t want to pay me because I was white, and that he didn’t want to pay me because I was a bench player,” Redick said. “I didn’t know (the deal almost fell apart) until after the fact. I just got a weird phone call from Doc on July 4, and I got off the phone and said to my wife, ‘Something’s going on.’ He’s like, ‘You better play for me (expletive).’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s the plan. We figured this out two days ago, right?’
Each has his own vantage point. Each has his own emotions. Each has his own response. But the story about J.J. Redick and his surreal first season with the Clippers captures the Donald Sterling experience as well as anyone’s. At 29 years old and having made the calculated choice as a free agent last summer to come play for coach Doc Rivers and this talented team, Redick was exposed to the Sterling dysfunction from the start when his sign-and-trade deal to come to Los Angeles nearly fell apart after his four-year, $27-million deal had been agreed upon.
“And then he just rambled a bit. … but he never really got into the nuts and bolts of what was happening. And then I got a call about 48 hours later from my agent, and he said, ‘We wanted to keep you out of it, but here’s what happened.'”
“They’re young men,” Rivers said. “It shouldn’t be African-American men. We have two white guys. It’s about being human. No one was happy about it. J.J. Redick was just as pissed as Chris Paul, and that’s the way it should be. “Having said that, our goal is to win the NBA title and we’re not going to let anything stand in the way of that. That’s adversity that we didn’t want but we have it and we have to deal with it and we’ll deal with it internally but we’re not going to share it with anybody else.”
Through the years, his racism has been sometimes subtle and often overt. For those failing to understand why a racist like Sterling never preferred white players, it cut to the heart of his stereotypical stances on athleticism and strength and talent. Mostly, he’s never loved paying white players. In that way, he has an absolute plantation prism with which he sees players: He always preferred long, strong, physical players. To him, that’s a basketball player: Big, black and strong.
Yes, Sterling didn’t want to so easily part with Eric Bledsoe, despite Rivers telling him they could never afford to pay Bledsoe in restricted free agency next summer. That was part of it, yes, but those who knew Sterling – who had history with him – believed largely that his disdain for paying $7 million per year for a white player caused him pause.
When Sterling became reluctant to honor Rivers’ sign-and-trade agreement for J.J. Redick, there was a belief race played a factor. As one league source said, “Sterling thought it was too much to pay for a white player.”
Contrary to Paul and Blake Griffin, Clippers Glen Davis and Redick acknowledged they were distracted over the Sterling situation. “There was a lot going on today,” Redick said. “Unfortunately besides all the peripheral stuff, we played a team that played a great basketball game.” Said Davis: “You’re going to think about it. It’s on your brain. It’s on your mind. You can feel it. But you got to move past it and move forward.”
Ramona Shelburne: Clippers guard JJ Redick (back) is planning to return during one of next three home games, possibly as soon as Thurs, sources tell ESPN.
After going through a second consecutive day of practice, Clippers guards Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison will play Saturday against the Detroit Pistons, coach Doc Rivers said. Guard J.J. Redick also is on track to return this season, according to Rivers. “I think [Crawford] and J.J. looked really good,” Rivers said. “I don’t know about J.J. yet, but Jamal looked terrific.”