Elhassan: Is Bucks G J.J. Redick A "Perfect Fit" For Blazers?

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Portland Trail Blazers a "perfect fit" for Milwaukee Bucks guard J.J. Redick?

Amin Elhassan of ESPN.com (Insider) suggests the Portland Trail Blazers would be a "perfect fit" for Milwaukee Bucks guard J.J. Redick.

What the Blazers desperately lacked this season was depth; they posted one of the league's worst bench production, and were forced to play a lot of relatively inexperienced players like Luke Babbitt and Will Barton on the wings. They also lacked perimeter shooting, ranking 19th in the league in 3-point percentage this season, with only one player shooting better than 38 percent from 3-point range (Wes Matthews, 40 percent).

Redick has established himself as not only one of the premier 3-point shooters in the league (career 39.0 3-point percentage), but also as a versatile contributor as pick and roll ballhandling option and as an underrated defensive player. He'd not only add veteran leadership to an extremely young team, he'd also fill in those on-court needs and bring depth to the backcourt, either as a reserve or as a starting (sending Matthews to the bench).

The Bucks are said to be very motivated to retain Redick after acquiring him in a trade deadline deal with the Orlando Magic.

Elhassan recently wrote that he would pay Blazers/forward J.J. Hickson up to $30 million over four years in free agency.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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