The Boston Celtics are interested in adding Orlando Magic’s guard
J.J. Redick to help improve their perimeter shooting, according to Marc Stein
Hearing Celts, even before season-worst 7-for-32 shooting from 15+ feet in NYK loss, have ramped up their interest in Magic's J.J. Redick
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 25, 2013
Stein adds that the Celtics top priority appears to be adding size before the upcoming trade deadline, but they also hope to work their way into the mix for Redick.
The Celtics have counted Jason Terry and Courtney Lee from the outside, but neither player has proven effective or consistent this season. Redick has shot nearly 40 percent from beyond the three-point line over his career. The 28-year-old is averaging 14.9 points and over two three-pointers made per game this season.
This issue could be matching up with Orlando, as the Celtics have relatively few young players to offer the rebuilding Magic. They’re unlikely to part ways with Jared Sullinger, and Orlando doesn’t figure to be interested in Jeff Green and his contract, according to Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk.