J.J. Redick/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers
J.J. Redick is a terrific shooter, but he has never been in the 50-40-90 club. That’s shooting at least 50 percent overall from the field, at least 40 percent from 3-point range and at least 90 percent from the free-throw line.
Redick has shot at least 90 percent from the free-throw line five times during his career, which is in its 10th season. He has shot at least 40 percent from beyond the arc three times, but he’s never shot 50 percent overall.
Redick has been ultra-hot from 3-point range this year, shooting an incredible 49.1 percent (81 of 165). He’s shooting 48.5 percent overall and 87.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Redick admitted at practice Tuesday that he would like to join this club before he retires.He knows it won’t be easy.
“That’s always like a goal every season,” Redick said. “It’s hard because I don’t shoot a lot of layups. It’s hard because most of my shots are 3s and then long 2-point jumpers, so it’s hard to get to 50 (percent overall). I don’t want to say it’s a dream of mine to accomplish it, but it’s definitely something from an individual standpoint as a shooter that you kind of earmark and you would hope that if things work out in a certain season you could accomplish it at least once.”
Heading into Wednesday’s games, only Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio had a higher percentage from 3-point range than Redick. He was shooting 50 percent (67 of 134). The Clippers play Wednesday night at Portland, San Antonio will host Utah.