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JJ Redick’s comments illustrate one thing Rockets are doing right

James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets Houston Rockets general manaer Rafeal Stone (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets Houston Rockets general manaer Rafeal Stone (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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JJ Redick #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
JJ Redick #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Redick provides proof of Houston Rockets’ effective strategy

Former New Orleans Pelicans sharpshooter J.J. Redick recently spoke out about his feelings of displeasure with the Pelicans’ front office for sending him to the Dallas Mavericks on The Old Man and the Three. 

“I’ve got 3 missed calls from my agent and I’ve got a bunch of people texting me, so I’m like oh gosh what’s going on.

So I call my agent and he tells me what’s going on. I was shocked. I was floored. I was not expecting at that point to get traded.

The Dallas Mavericks weren’t one of the teams at any point in time that we had discussed. So I was a little jarred by that.

I had multiple, very transparent conversations with Trajan Langdon and David Griffin. I talked to Grif, I talked to Trajan. Grif basically says to me, come down for a month, if you still want to be traded, I give you my word, I’ll get you to a situation that you like.

We’ve had subsequently four conversations. I’m talking to him directly. Grif and I had a personal relationship. And obviously he did not honor his word.”

As one can see, Redick didn’t hold back. But the NBA veteran continued, expressing the true concern that any team should have after such trade talks went south.

“I don’t think you’re going to get honesty from that front office, just objectively speaking. That’s not an opinion, I just don’t think you’re going to get that.

I don’t think what happened with me is necessarily an isolated incident either. In terms of this front office, it’s not something where I would expect the agents that worked on this with me to ever trust that front office again.”

Next: Putting context into Redick's comments

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