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J.J. Redick Contract: Clippers sends the shooting guard to L.A. for Nick Young and 2nd round pick?

Clippers sends the shooting guard to L.A. for Nick Young and 2nd round pick?

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to move on with the post-Kobe Bryant era and are doing its best in their rebuilding efforts. Rumors are swirling that the Lakers would send Nick Young and a second round pick to get the Clippers’ J.J. Redick.

The Lakers have tried their best of what to do with Young, who seemed determined to improve in his craft inside the court. However, Young does not seem to impress the Lakers’ front office that they are thinking of putting him on a trade or buying him out.

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Despite his inclusion in the Lakers’ training camp does not mean he is already assured of a spot on the team’s roster for this season. NBA Trade Rumor suggests that the Lakers could package him with their second-round draft pick in exchange for Redick. If the trade does happen, nothing is at lost since both teams still get a shooter with the Lakers getting rid of a problem that has hounded them all summer long.

Young’s number may have turn out low last season with just an average of 7.3 points, 0.6 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game. But with proper guidance from Doc Rivers, Young could be a potential asset coming off the bench.

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For the Lakers, having Redick would strengthen their shooting guard position. He could very provide quality minutes as what he has done with the Clippers last season. Redick averages a decent 16.3 points with 1.4 assist and 1.9 rebounds per game. Aside from that, Redick shows a nerve of steel as his 10-years of experience has made him a reliable option when the game goes down the wire.

Should both the Lakers and the Clippers think of a trade option this rumored trade could be plausible. With the trade the Clippers may come out as winners as they keep a shooter, gain a future pick and save money for their cap. For the Lakers adding Redick would give them another veteran who could very well help in guiding its talented young core.

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