J.J. Redick's recent improvements
An encouraging sign for the Magic has been the much-improved shooting eye of reserve SG J.J. Redick. The first 16 games of this season that he appeared in, Redick was an ice-cold 20 of 63 from the field (31.7%), including 11 of 38 from three-point range (28.9%), and averaged just 3.5 ppg. In the last nine games he has appeared in, the improvement has been quite dramatic, as he has shot 22 of 38 (57.9%), including 8 of 16 (50%) from three-point range, while averaging 6.1 ppg.
If Redick can just come close to keeping up that torrid pace from the field, he should cement himself in the rotation as the first SG coming off the bench, especially with Mickael Pietrus injured and Keith Bogans having completely lost his shooting touch. Meantime, rookie SG Courtney Lee is doing a very nice job as the starter.
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