Pelicans’ JJ Redick climbs up the all-time 3-pointers list
New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick made history this Friday at the Smoothie King Center as he moved up to the fourteenth spot in the list of all-time leaders for three-pointers made, passing both Kobe Bryant and Chauncey Billups.
The shooting specialist played Friday night against the Denver Nuggets, recording a total of 18 points along with two rebounds and an assist. Along with making 6 out of 10 field-goal attempts, he shot 5-of-7 from three in under 26 minutes of play off the bench, and by the end of the game, he had a career total of 1,831 shots made from behind the arc.
The fourteen-year veteran has been a steady contributor from the perimeter for the Pelicans since they signed him last July 2019. He is currently averaging six three-point attempts per game with a stellar 45-percent accuracy. Climbing up the ranks for a thirteenth spot in the list this season is not a farfetched goal, as with his steady season performance, JJ Redick is only 97 shots from tying J.R. Smith at 1,929.
Although the Pelicans suffered their second-straight loss, the game was still eventful for the Pelicans. Aside from Redick moving up the all-time list, first overall pick Zion Williamson added 15 points in 21 minutes of play in his second NBA regular-season game.
Perhaps with Williamson finally playing, Redick might be continuing another impressive streak, never missing the postseason in all the thirteen seasons he has played. The Pelicans are still in fact on the running for a playoff spot, as although they have a record of 17-29, they are only 4.5 games behind the Grizzlies, who are currently eighth in the Western Conference.
The team will have another chance to grab a win as they host Boston on Sunday night, finishing a stretch of three straight home games.