Los Angeles Clippers: 15 players who defined Lob City

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J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers
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2013-17. J.J. Redick. 4. player. 77. . Shooting guard

For the first two seasons of “Lob City”, the Clippers struggled to find a reliable option at shooting guard. Willie Green, Chauncey Billups, Nick Young and Randy Foye were all rotated through the spot, but the Clippers finally landed on their man in the summer of 2013.

In trading for J.J. Redick, the Clippers landed the type of low-usage, knockdown shooter that every good offense wants. Redick hit 674 total 3-pointers during his time on the Clippers, knocking them down at a scorching 44 percent clip. League-wide, 27 players hit at least 500 3-pointers over that span. Only Kyle Korver shot a higher percentage.

Redick played a crucial part in the “Lob City” lore as well. During the DeAndre Jordan house arrest he kicked off the emoji action with a timely car emoji; his presence on various podcasts — including his own — shed light behind the curtain of the team both during and after his playing time there. He also came as persona non grata for many college fans because of his time and success at Duke, fitting right in on one of the league’s most hated teams.

Redick has been outspoken on what ultimately doomed the “Lob City” era, saying that the team had “no joy” and were consumed by “Drumpf-level” pettiness. While he was there however, the team had plenty of success — but ultimately not the hardware he and the entire organization were gunning for.

With Chris Paul gone for the Houston Rockets in the summer of 2017, Redick searched the open market and found a home with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he helped to propel a young team into the playoffs. He, like Paul, Blake Griffin and Jordan, will seek that elusive title in another city.