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Brad Stevens thinks J.J. Redick hasn’t ‘gotten enough credit’ for how he’s played this season


Often times players can be hidden under the radar, especially when they’re on a team full of stars. For J.J. Redick of the Philadelphia 76ers, this is what’s happened. The Sixers have four stars. Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris collectively make up one of the NBA’s best lineups.

The 76ers just traded for Harris at the trading deadline. This makes them one of the best teams in the East moving forward into a heavy playoff race. The Milwaukee Bucks acquired Nikola Mirotic, a nasty stretch four off the bench. The Toronto Raptors even acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies. Without LeBron James, the East is an open race. Everyone is looking for an extra piece to get by.

Redick is one of the pieces that are so necessary for the team’s success, but yet is unheralded.

Brad Stevens told Brian Robb of the Bostons Sports Journal:

“He probably is not gotten enough credit this year for how good he’s played, he’s a bear, you’re going to lose him some, but at the end of the game, we were on him in the right spots and able to make it as tough as possible.”

The Sixers talent is averaging 18.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 39.4 percent from beyond the arc.

The 76ers are now 36-21 and sit in the fifth seed of the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They will face off next against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.