The New Orleans Pelicans suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. However, they had something to be thankful for as they managed to keep it close against a stacked Lakers team. JJ Redick also achieved something that not a lot of sharpshooters in the league ever achieves. The deep-ball specialist was congratulated by the NBA for tying LeBron James in the all-time 3PM list. It’s definitely an achievement that Redick himself and the entire Pelicans roster can be proud of.
Congrats to JJ Redick of the @PelicansNBA for moving up to T-18th on the all-time 3PM list! #WontBowDown pic.twitter.com/MtXKbTF76m
— NBA (@NBA) November 28, 2019
With a quick and sturdy shooting form, it’s easy to see why Redick managed to make more than 1500 long-range bombs. His excellent shooting is also one of the biggest reasons why he’s a high-value acquisition for NBA teams in today’s pace-and-space play style. Sharpshooters are important pieces to a modern NBA team due to the scoring threat they can provide.
Moreover, the instant offense isn’t the only thing Redick offers to the Pelicans. The leadership he provides to the Pelicans is also one that is proving to be invaluable. The team is made up of a lot of young players, and there’s no definite locker room leader who can rein in the young talents that are donning the Pelicans jersey. His presence there will help the young team focus on the task at hand and grow more as professional ballers and men.
The 35-year-old shooter is having a solid season so far. He’s averaging 15.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per night on 44.4% shooting, His three-point percentage is even more impressive at 48%.