LA Clippers: Important player in Lob City history retires after 15 seasons

J.J. Redick, LA Clippers
J.J. Redick, LA Clippers /

It will forever be perplexing as to how the Lob City Clippers never ended up winning the NBA Finals.

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, along with many other good players had tons of potential. One of the other good players who contributed to that potential, and who contributed to lifting the Clippers‘ franchise up into the spotlight during the Lob City Clippers era was J.J. Redick.

Redick is second all-time in Clipper history with 674 three-point shots converted, and a 44% three-point percentage.

J.J. Redick is an important piece in LA Clippers history.

The LA Clippers had the elite finishers, and they had the Point God. They needed some outside shooting to help space the floor, and Redick was that guy.

He even shot 47.5% from deep in the 2015-2016 season. He played some of his best basketball with the team, putting up 15.8 points per game as a Clipper and shooting 46.6% from the field.

The only team he may have been better with was the Philadelphia 76ers. He was a full-time starter with both teams.

Outside of his first year with the team, Redick was very durable with this team, missing just 15 total games.

The Duke product is known as one of the greatest three-point shooters in league history, and finished with a 41.5% career three-point percentage. That’s tied for 17th in NBA history, and was sixth in the NBA among current players.

Redick helped change this game as it became more and more of a league that emphasized outside shooting, and truly had a very good career.

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The former McDonald’s All-American and two-time NCAA AP All-American may not be a Hall of Famer, but nobody will forget Redick’s contributions to the game, as well as his contributions to our Clippers.