J.J. Redick scored 23 points in Monday’s victory over Minnesota/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com
Even with his 7-for-11 shooting performance in Wednesday night’s 127-101 victory over the Minnesota Timerwolves at Staples Center, J.J. Redick’s shooting percentage is down from a season ago. He shot 45.5 percent in 2013-14, 39.5 percent from 3-point range. He is currently shooting 42.1 percent, 37.6 from beyond the arc; he was 4 of 5 from long-distance Monday for 23 points.
Coach Doc Rivers afterward talked about how lethal his team can be when Redick is shooting well.
“J.J. Redick is a great shooter, he has not forgotten how to shoot,” Rivers said. “Eventually, the ball is going to go in. When he scores, like he did tonight with our starting unit, and Jamal (Crawford) comes in scoring, we become a great offensive team.”
Crawford actually had a rare off night Monday, scoring just four points on 1 of 5 shooting.
Getting back to Redick, we should note that his career shooting percentage is only 43.1. here in his ninth season. But he has taken almost half of his shot attempts – 1,810 of 3,628 – from 3-point range; he’s shooting a very respectable 39 percent from there during his career.