Could Nets be interested in trading for sharpshooter JJ Redick?

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JJ Redick goes to shoot a three
JJ Redick goes to shoot a three

After trading in blockbuster fashion for James Harden, could the Nets be looking for even more veteran depth on their squad?

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the New Orleans Pelicans are "focusing on the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, and Boston Celtics" as potential trade destinations for veteran G JJ Redick.

Redick's family still lives in Brooklyn despite him being in NOLA, and the 34-year-old supposedly has a preference to return near the area if he is traded.

The reason behind Redick being discussed in trade rumors is due to Kira Lewis and Nickeil Alexander-Walker showing promise at the guard position. Given their younger age, the Pelicans might want to move forward and give Redick a chance to help a playoff contender that can give him more playing time. He hasn't played in the last two games.

What Brooklyn has to offer after the Harden trade isn't much considering draft stock and good, young assets went in the four-team pact. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are also starting to find chemistry with their new teammates, too, so maybe keeping that going without another new face would be the way to go.

Redick's speciality is obviously hitting the deep ball, yet Joe Harris does just that as well in the starting lineup. Redick's role would be sharpshooting off the bench if a deal is done.

Redick has played in Philly as recent as the 2018 season, so that could be a reunion there.

The Pelicans are also reportedly shopping around Lonzo Ball.