This Celtics-Pelicans trade features JJ Redick to Boston

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There is one name that has emerged as a huge trade target for many contending teams. That name is JJ Redick of the New Orleans Pelicans. It is going to be a competitive market for a player like Redick as we approach the NBA trade deadline. The Boston Celtics could absolutely get involved.

Teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets have been linked to Reddick over the last couple weeks but the Boston Celtics could end up being the victors. The Celtics are a window team in the Eastern Conference with a need of improving around the three-point line around Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker.

JJ Redick would take care of that problem immediately. He has been one of the best shooters for the last decade and is a winning player. Redick has missed the postseason just one time in his career.

That one year was last season with the Pelicans. New Orleans has a clear core with Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson for the future. They traded Jrue Holiday to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason which shows their hope in getting younger.

JJ Redick is in the final year of his deal and it would make a ton of sense for the team to let him go before he can leave in free agency. Getting something in return while it’s still possible would be ideal.

Redick is going to be a hot commodity on the trade market because of his ability to help a team. Let’s take a look at what it might take to land a sharpshooter in Boston.