This Lakers-Pelicans trade features JJ Redick to Los Angeles

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After trading away Jrue Holiday and acquiring both Eric Bledsoe and Steven Adams during this past NBA offseason, there was a lot of hype surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans, but this team has definitely underperformed so far this year. They find themselves currently 7-11 and in 14th in the Western Conference. 

After starting the year as one of the better defensive teams in the NBA the Pelicans now rank 22nd in opponent’s points per game and are not that strong of an offensive team themselves, ranking 19th in the league in points per game. As a result, there have been a lot of NBA trade rumors linked to this team with JJ Redick, Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe. 

If things do not turn around with this franchise as we head into February, then expect one, or possibly two of guys to be traded near the trade deadline, but Redick is an interesting trade target for many teams. Not only is he one of the best three-point shooters in NBA history, but he is on an expiring contract and could be viewed as a “one-year rental” for a championship caliber team. 

While they have plenty of offensive weapons this year and are the favorites to once again win the NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers are an organization that is always looking to acquire high-level talent and could be potential suitors for the veteran Redick.

Los Angeles currently ranks 6th in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage and while they have plenty of perimeter talent on their roster, it would be hard for them to say no to potentially pursuing an All-Time great like JJ Redick. Could the Lakers look to make a big move at the trade deadline and make another deal with New Orleans?

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.