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Redick, Ball: These aren’t the guards you’re looking for, move along

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There’s a lot of buzz around a potential trade by the Boston Celtics for veteran New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick, but the seasoned sharpshooter isn’t the sort of player the Celtics should be after – nor should Boston be focused on his younger teammate Lonzo Ball.

And while the reason noted in the Celtics media sphere regarding the latter is that Redick’s shooting has been anything but sharp so far this season, why Boston ought to avoid both Pelican guards on the trade market has as much to do with future seasons as this one. The advantage the Celtics have over potentially competing Atlantic Division rivals linked to Reddick is that they have a $28.5 million traded player exception that could absorb his money outright.

The TPE represents the Celtics’ biggest and most important asset to improve a team that will need to remain supple in how it can adapt in seasons well beyond this one, and dealing for an expiring contract is the exact opposite of what Boston needs to be considering.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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