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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Milwaukee Bucks Acquire J.J. Redick

Fear the Deer!  The Milwaukee Bucks are the biggest winner at the NBA Trade Deadline after they acquired sharp shooter J.J. Redick in a six player deal.  J.J. Redick is a dangerous three point shooter and he gives the Bucks, along with Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, one of the best backcourts in the NBA.

The Bucks traded away Doron Lamb, Beno Udrih, and Tobias Harris, three expendable players who have not had a significant role with the Bucks this season.  With the acquisition of Redick, the Bucks now have a legitimate scorer (15.1 PPG and 45% field goal shooter) at the shooting guard position, and a guard who plays well off the ball.  Besides his great ability to shoot the ball, Redick is also an underrated distributer averaging 4.4 assists a game this season and a solid defender.  

With the Bucks currently holding on to the eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, this trade will make the Bucks significantly better, and improve their playoff spot.  The Bucks will be able to move up in the playoff standings, and expect them to be the number five seed in the Eastern Conference by the end of the season.


  1. Put down the Blue Devil kool-aid. A 5 seed huh??? I'm wondering if they can get back above .500? They didn't give away much. So do you think this is the second coming of the old Don Nelson Golden State Warriors?

    1. The Bucks are only five games behind the Bulls for the fifth seed. If they are able to play team basketball and limit the amount of turnovers, they should be a tough team to beat. By the end of the season the Bucks backcourt trio will be one of the top scoring backcourts in the NBA.