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JJ Redick’s playoff streak ends after Blazers win eliminates Pelicans

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The New Orleans Pelicans have been officially eliminated from playoff contention, ending JJ Redick’s 13 consecutive postseason appearances.

The Blazers won against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, 124-121. With that, the Pelicans are now two games behind the Blazers, leaving them with no hope to even make it to the play-in series.

JJ Redick’s streak started in 2007 with the Orlando Magic in his rookie year. He saw limited playoff action in his first two years, playing just a total of three games.

In 2009, he made 16 appearances and averaged 20.9 minutes per contest. This was the year that the Magic made it all the way to the NBA Finals. However, they were defeated by Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers in five games.

During his stint with the Los Angeles Clippers, Redick played as much as 38.6 minutes per game in the postseason. As a designated shooter and already an experienced veteran, coach Doc Rivers relied on him more on both ends of the floor. He was a critical part of that Lob City team headlined by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.

After his stint with the Clippers, Redick took his talents to the up and coming Philadelphia 76ers squad. He kept pretty much the same role as a designated shooter and a savvy veteran who lent his voice to the young guns. In two seasons with Philly, he helped the squad reach the Conference Semifinals twice.

The 36-year-old JJ Redick will become a free agent after next season. Whether or not he continues to play with the Pelicans or any other NBA team is a matter of wait-and-see. But without a doubt, he has had one hell of a professional basketball career.