Former Duke star JJ Redick put up 16 points, 7 assists, and 3 rebounds in his first game with the Milwaukee Bucks, a 103-102 loss.
JJ Redick was considered to be one of the more intriguing pieces on the trading block at the NBA’s trade deadline, so when the Milwaukee Bucks swooped in and pulled the trigger on a six-player trade, which Redick was the highlight of, with the Orlando Magic, most people considered it to be a positive move for the Bucks, who are looking to hang on to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Redick, sporting a hunter-green jersey for the first time in his career, didn’t disappoint his fans. The shooting guard didn’t start, but he ended up playing 35 minutes, connecting on four of his shots and all seven of his free throws. His first field goal as a member of the Bucks can be seen below:
Redick’s debut wasn’t all sunshine and roses, however. He did have a crucial turnover towards the end of the game, losing the ball to Al Horford with the Bucks trailing 101-100 with just 34 seconds left. He also missed his first four shots. I blame the altitude and the non-blue jersey. That is going to take some getting used to, more for me than for him.
Oh, he also made this pretty sexy pass towards the end of the 3rd quarter. Always end on a positive!