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October 4, 2018, 9:40 amJJ RedickG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick is dealing with a case of gastroenteritis and his availability for the Sixers' game vs. the Mavs in China is in question.
It's a stomach issue so Redick should not be out of commission for more than a day or two. In the meantime, we should see more of Markelle Fultz, who has been performing well as a starter in the preseason.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
September 28, 2018, 9:28 pmMarkelle FultzG, Philadelphia Sixers
Markelle Fultz started and scored 14 points (6-for-11 from the field, 2-of-2 from the stripe) adding four assists, two steals, a block and four turnovers in Friday’s 104-84 victory over Melbourne United.
Fultz scored the Sixers’ first bucket off an assist from Ben Simmons and didn’t look back for the rest of his 23 minutes. He looked composed and aggressive around the rim which is great to see following his lack of confidence last season. Markelle had a few highlight plays including a LeBron-esque chase down block but what really got the crowd off their feet was a nice looking pull-up elbow jumper off the dribble that he knocked down in stride. He didn’t attempt a three so we’ll have to wait on that front. We’ll be paying attention to how his ADP moves as word (and video) gets around. For his part, J.J. Redick had 15 points (two 3s) off the bench in 20 minutes, so he should be fine as a late round guy whether he starts or not.
September 28, 2018, 5:45 pmMarkelle FultzG, Philadelphia Sixers
Markelle Fultz will start for J.J. Redick on Friday vs. Melbourne United.
Wow, this is a nice surprise to kick off the 2018-19 preseason. Coach Brett Brown said there’s also a possibility Fultz starts in the regular season and he’s had talks with both Markelle and Redick, and both are onboard with whatever their roles are this season. Futlz will also probably get some minutes at point guard when Ben Simmons sits, and Redick will come off the bench in this one. Fultz will now get to show how much his summer work with shot guru Drew Hanlen has paid off. If Markelle shines, prepare for his ADP to shoot up the draft board. Stay tuned for a post-game report.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
May 3, 2018, 11:38 pmJ.J. RedickSG/G/F, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick poured in 23 points in Thursday's loss, adding five triples, three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Redick got off to a great start but his production trailed off as the game went on. Boston has the tenacious defenders to chase Redick around and the Sixers offense got stuck in mud more than a few times. Dario Saric was also moderately productive with 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two triples. Both players were far from terrible but when Ben Simmons no-shows and Joel Embiid isn't quite rolling, Philly needs a little more from the secondary group.
April 30, 2018, 10:45 pmJ.J. RedickSG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick scored 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting with two triples, three assists and three rebounds against the Celtics on Monday.
The Sixers as a whole only made five 3-pointers tonight which sums up their shooting performance. Redick has been one of the most consistent players on offense for the team and he was the only player outside of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons that could get anything going offensively, but with the team getting no help elsewhere it was an uphill battle that wouldn't be won. In six postseason games he's averaging 20.0 points and 2.6 3s on 45.5 percent shooting from the field and 35.1 percent shooting from deep.
April 24, 2018, 10:54 pmJ.J. RedickSG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick shot 6-for-13 from the field (5-for-10 from 3-point land) for a game-high 27 points with two assists in 32 minutes to advance the Sixers to the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday.
Redick was terrific in Game 4 and 5, averaging 25.5 points between the two wins. The Sixers now await the winner of the Bucks and Celtics (Celtics lead 3-2), who play Game 6 in Milwaukee on Thursday. The Sixers will be off until the weekend, if not longer.
April 21, 2018, 5:32 pmJ.J. RedickSG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick led the way with 24 points in Saturday's Game 4 win, shooting 8-for-18 from the field with two triples, three assists and three steals.
This was much more of a defensive slog than the first three games of the series, but Redick's shooting helped put the Sixers over the hump today. His gravity opens up tons of driving lanes and the Heat foolishly gave him a wide-open look in the final minute that put the home team into desperation mode. Redick has been a steady hand for the Sixers, who could move on to round two in front of a raucous home crowd on Tuesday.
April 14, 2018, 11:26 pmJ.J RedickSG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J Redick shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the line, 4-of-6 from deep and 8-of-13 from the field and finished with 28 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Redick led a three-headed monster on offense for Philly that included Marco Belinelli with 25 points and Dario Saric with 20 of his own. The trio knocked down four 3-pointers apiece and Miami had no answer for them defensively. If they can keep shooting like this it's possible that they can make short work of the Heat once they add Joel Embiid to the mix.
April 13, 2018, 4:17 pmJ.J. RedickSG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick (back) said he is ready to play in Saturday’s Game 1 against the Heat.
We expected Reddick to play but this is confirmation. The Sixers will need his shooting and the Heat will look to pack the paint to prevent Ben Simmon and Joel Embiid (face) from going bonkers.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 1:01 amJ.J. RedickSG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick closed out his regular season on the sidelines nursing a minor back injury as the Sixers dismantled the Bucks in their season finale.
Redick was a nice get for Philly in free agency, as a reliable deep shooter really helped space the floor in a starting group that might've been cramped otherwise. He'll finish as a top-75 player in both per-game and total value, suiting up for 70 games and averaging a career-high 17.1 points and 2.8 threes per game. The fact that he can provide elite free throw numbers and hit more than 45 percent from the field cinches his middle-round appeal.
April 11, 2018, 7:57 pmJ.J. RedickSG, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick will miss Wednesday's game with a back injury and Marco Belinelli will take his place.
With their playoff spot sewn up, Redick will sit this game out and Belinelli will slide into the starting lineup. Belinelli plays a very similar role so expect a similar output to what Redick does in an expanded role.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
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