Duke basketball star could be shipped ‘home’ if things do not improve

Duke basketball star JJ Redick (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball star JJ Redick (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports) /

A Duke basketball star could be traded if his current situation does not improve. 

Things are relatively quiet on the NBA trade market following the blockbuster that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, and the Eastern Conference favorites could be the next destination for a former Duke basketball legend.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported last week that the New Orleans Pelicans were open to dealing longtime veteran JJ Redick as well as point guard Lonzo Ball ahead of the NBA Trading Deadline, and now the NBA insider is following up on his report.

Charania stated that the Pelicans are focusing on northeast teams, specifically the Nets, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers, to send Redick if they wish to trade him.

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Redick’s family is currently living in Brooklyn, New York, and it is rumored that joining the Nets would be his ideal destination.

The former Blue Devil, and Tennessee native, did not resign in Philadelphia after the 2018-19 season and inked a deal with the Pelicans in the offseason.

JJ Redick spent two seasons with the 76ers, averaging 17.6 points per game across two seasons in the city of Brotherly Love.

Duke basketball star struggling in 2020-21 campaign

Redick is on track to set a number of dubious career-highs, or lows, this season as he is averaging just 7.9 points per game, his lowest output since he averaged 9.6 points per game with the Orlando Magic in his fourth NBA season.

The three-point sharpshooter is also firing at a dreadful 29.8-percent from downtown, his worst shooting percentage since the 2012-13 season when he spent time with the Magic and Milwaukee Bucks.

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JJ Redick has not played in the last two games for New Orleans, a victory over the Bucks and loss to the Houston Rockets, on back-to-back nights despite not being listed on the injury report.

The New Orleans Pelicans return to the court on Monday, February 1 against the Sacramento Kings (8:00pm EST).

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