J.J. Redick Blasts Pelicans for Dishonesty Following Mavericks Trade
J.J. Redick did not hold back when discussing how dishonest the New Orleans Pelicans and general manager David Griffin were this season.
On the "The Old Man and The Three" podcast, Redick revealed he requested a trade in November but was convinced by Griffin to see how the season played and, if not, they'd get him into the right situation.
That clearly didn't happen.
"I don't think you're going to get honesty from that front office, objectively speaking," Redick said. "That's not an opinion, I just don't think you're gonna get that. I don't think what happened with me is necessarily an isolated incident."
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- He was "shocked" to be traded to the Mavericks
- He requested a trade in November to be closer to his family in Brooklyn during COVID
- He thought the Pelicans would offer a buyout after the trade deadline pic.twitter.com/ElgsesVFHT
Redick obliged by playing for the Pelicans but still expected to either be traded to a team closer to his Northeast home or get bought out.
This is a damning indictment on Griffin, who allegedly told Redick he would honor his request, but instead shipped Redick off to the Dallas Mavericks, a team that was not discussed as a potential landing spot.
Redick made it clear that he's happy playing for the Mavericks.
"It's a good basketball situation, and for someone that has not played basketball in over three weeks, I'm just excited to hopefully get healthy and be back on the court hooping with those guys in Dallas."
Redick, 36, is averaging 12.9 points on over 41% from three-point range this season.
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