Redick is tired of riding the bench

Redick is tired of riding the bench

There are 66 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 9, 2008, titled Redick is tired of riding the bench. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

J.J. Redick missed the chance to finish what would have been a fairy-tale comeback Tuesday night when he threw a bad pass, then stumbled and lost his footing in the final seconds.

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Since: Dec 07

Philippines

#1 Jan 9, 2008
I hope that Redick should be given a chance to prove himself; we all know he is an excellent shooter, let's just hope he becomes decent enough on the defensive side.
Angry Fan

Purcellville, VA

#2 Jan 10, 2008
JJ deserves the opportunity to at least play and show whether he can make it in this league or not. He's not been given the opportunity to play by either coach Hill or van gundy. Let him play. He has to grow and learn just like Augustine is doing.

Since: Mar 07

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#4 Jan 10, 2008
Haywood Jablomie wrote:
The point is defense. At least Augustine has some d-skills. I'd be willing to bet that if Reddick had the defensive skills, he'd have become a starter by now.
what I'm surprised about is that the Magic are willing to get a "big-man" coach for D.Howard (which so far is yielding iffy results at best) yet are apparently unwilling to bring in a defensive specialist to work with Reddick. Can you imagine the threat he could be?
Sometimes I think the Magic honchos (starting with Smith) are as thick as a brick....
I was thinking something quite similar the other day. You look at some of the retired guards out there who could really help the Magic perimeter guys - Mark Jackson or John Stockton could work with Jameer and Carlos, particularly on the merits of perimeter defense. Someone like Jeff Hornacek would be perfect to work with JJ, teaching him how to be an effective defender despite his lack of size and athleticism.
Grant

Orlando, FL

#5 Jan 10, 2008
I guarantee that whatever team he goes to, if the Magic end up trading him, he'll get the chance to play and most likely make the Magic regret never playing him.

I say give him a start, see what he can do in 30 minutes of playing time.
Tired of Mediocrity

Palm Bay, FL

#6 Jan 10, 2008
"but both coaches believe he is a defensive liability"

Both coaches also believe Nelson is a defensive liability and both give him significant playing time while being a turnover machine and obviously not the PG we need. So what? Nelson gets burned by every other midjet PG in this league. He's still the "starter".. as crazy as that is

What does Stan Van Gundy and Brian Hill have in common? Shaq didn't think either was any good.
Magicfan1

Orlando, FL

#7 Jan 10, 2008
Hey Tim;
I think this is not to good for JJ to come and speak out like that, there's no question about his offensive, but he need to improve his defensive skills. I like JJ and I think he will be there and in a near future he will be in the starting line up as a shoting gard. Patience JJ, you will get it. God bless you.... Ahh, by the way he was 11 pick no the 12.....
Magicfan#1
2sense

AOL

#8 Jan 10, 2008
BullSh.., and keep speaking out JJ! They dont play JJ because he's a nice guy. He is a Christian, doesnt have 6 kids by 6 different women, doesnt carry a gun and is a credit to his team and the community. He doesnt belong in that League he's way above NBA Standards. He's to good for the Thugs & Punks.
I give Hill the benefit of the doubt because JJ was injured. I do not do so with SVG. He has a whole list of players that suck on defense. He sits JJ like forever then sends him in and he makes one small mistake and out he goes while the rest of the losers keep on keeping on being sorry a-ss players.
Totally Discriminatory

“Hate is a four letter word!”

Since: Dec 07

New York, NY

#9 Jan 10, 2008
Here is a site that might interest you all it's a petition for JJ to remain in Orlando and to get more playing time.
Check out this link:

http://www.petitiononline.com/jjredick/petiti...
Wow

Orlando, FL

#10 Jan 10, 2008
Ok so 2sense the whole he is a Christian thing that is why he doesn't play is just stupid. You do realize that Dwight is also a Christian and doesn't have 6 kids (or any DUI's). Coaches play the players that give them the best chance to win period. Haywood I think that Patrick Ewing has helped Howard a lot more than you were giving him credit for my friend. Lets see 22 Pts, 15 Rebs, 3 Blks, and 60 % from the field. Yep those are pretty "iffy results." JJ will never play deffense no matter who coaches him. That doesn't mean he can't be a Steve Kurr type of role player though.
HUEY FREEMAN

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Jan 10, 2008
Mitchell UK wrote:
<quoted text>
I was thinking something quite similar the other day. You look at some of the retired guards out there who could really help the Magic perimeter guys - Mark Jackson or John Stockton could work with Jameer and Carlos, particularly on the merits of perimeter defense. Someone like Jeff Hornacek would be perfect to work with JJ, teaching him how to be an effective defender despite his lack of size and athleticism.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE LIKE JOHN STOCKTON WORK WITH PONCH AND 2 SHORT?

GIMME A BREAK, EWING WORKS WITH HOWARD CUZ HE IS NEXT SHAQ
Bud says

AOL

#12 Jan 10, 2008
YEAH! What 2 sense says!
Bud says

AOL

#13 Jan 10, 2008
I see that petition but I wont sign it. I hope they trade JJ so he can come back and haunt Otis and the coaches and whip their sorry as-ses like all the other players they got rid of have.
jguy780

United States

#14 Jan 10, 2008
I completely with JJ on this one. It's not only that he's a great shooter. When he's in, defenses fear him. It forces them to make adjustments, overplay him, and that works to our benefit. Defensive liability? Last I checked, Bruce Bowen isn't on our roster, and outplaying guys like Bogans and Evans won't be that hard once JJ gets the minutes. But it's high time he gets a legit shot. He can help us. And if he isn't meant for this team, end his misery and trade him for someone who will play. But I agree ... we trade him and he'll become a valuable player in this league. It's a shame what SVG's doing with him, and thus far I haven't had much to gripe about what SVG's doing.

“Hate is a four letter word!”

Since: Dec 07

New York, NY

#15 Jan 10, 2008
Wow wrote:
Ok so 2sense the whole he is a Christian thing that is why he doesn't play is just stupid. You do realize that Dwight is also a Christian and doesn't have 6 kids (or any DUI's). Coaches play the players that give them the best chance to win period. Haywood I think that Patrick Ewing has helped Howard a lot more than you were giving him credit for my friend. Lets see 22 Pts, 15 Rebs, 3 Blks, and 60 % from the field. Yep those are pretty "iffy results." JJ will never play deffense no matter who coaches him. That doesn't mean he can't be a Steve Kurr type of role player though.
Actually I see JJ as a Reggie Miller type of player and yes he has learned to play defense and will get better with more playing time.
Howard seems to forget what he has been taught to often costing the Magic like last night he showed us all that bad side of his game.
Magic Man

Altamonte Springs, FL

#16 Jan 10, 2008
Wow wrote:
Ok so 2sense the whole he is a Christian thing that is why he doesn't play is just stupid. You do realize that Dwight is also a Christian and doesn't have 6 kids (or any DUI's). Coaches play the players that give them the best chance to win period. Haywood I think that Patrick Ewing has helped Howard a lot more than you were giving him credit for my friend. Lets see 22 Pts, 15 Rebs, 3 Blks, and 60 % from the field. Yep those are pretty "iffy results." JJ will never play deffense no matter who coaches him. That doesn't mean he can't be a Steve Kurr type of role player though.
Well written! Some of us forget that the best teams in the league have their "role players" so the entire team knows what their primary job is... com on, reddick shouldn't go anywhere, and neither should anyone else on the squad... we have a good record for a reason. Maybe Van should experiment some more on the guard rotation to satisfy everyone???
Postdata

Monroe, LA

#17 Jan 10, 2008
In my opinion, J.J. looks like a Steve Kerr kind of player. I understand his frustration, but I believe he will be better off by working hard and using that energy during practices. If he works hard, and stays healthy, and becomes a decent defender, he will play. Right now, he looks more like a situational player. Nevertheless, I do think Van Gundy is beginning to use him more for offense, which is what he can do right now.
Postdata

Monroe, LA

#18 Jan 10, 2008
I agree.
Wow wrote:
Ok so 2sense the whole he is a Christian thing that is why he doesn't play is just stupid. You do realize that Dwight is also a Christian and doesn't have 6 kids (or any DUI's). Coaches play the players that give them the best chance to win period. Haywood I think that Patrick Ewing has helped Howard a lot more than you were giving him credit for my friend. Lets see 22 Pts, 15 Rebs, 3 Blks, and 60 % from the field. Yep those are pretty "iffy results." JJ will never play deffense no matter who coaches him. That doesn't mean he can't be a Steve Kurr type of role player though.

Since: Jun 07

Nanning, China

#19 Jan 10, 2008
The problem with JJ is, to play he has to score. There are too many games he has played and he comes up with a couple of points or zero. He gets one good game and the next zip. He has to score to play. So far I have seen him being too inconsistent scoring to get regular minutes. He will never be a great defensive player but if he would score most of the time he is out there, he would play more. If he could have hit a couple of baskets he probably would have gotten more time in the 2nd half. Loved to see this guy come around he would be very useful.
javier3227

United States

#20 Jan 10, 2008
2sense wrote:
BullSh.., and keep speaking out JJ! They dont play JJ because he's a nice guy. He is a Christian, doesnt have 6 kids by 6 different women, doesnt carry a gun and is a credit to his team and the community. He doesnt belong in that League he's way above NBA Standards. He's to good for the Thugs & Punks.
I give Hill the benefit of the doubt because JJ was injured. I do not do so with SVG. He has a whole list of players that suck on defense. He sits JJ like forever then sends him in and he makes one small mistake and out he goes while the rest of the losers keep on keeping on being sorry a-ss players.
Totally Discriminatory
..

Isn't this like the same crying that we do about CA playing time, now he doesn't play because he is white, you bastard racist. How does it feel.
Tony

Charlotte, NC

#21 Jan 10, 2008
2sense wrote:
BullSh.., and keep speaking out JJ! They dont play JJ because he's a nice guy. He is a Christian, doesnt have 6 kids by 6 different women, doesnt carry a gun and is a credit to his team and the community. He doesnt belong in that League he's way above NBA Standards. He's to good for the Thugs & Punks.
I give Hill the benefit of the doubt because JJ was injured. I do not do so with SVG. He has a whole list of players that suck on defense. He sits JJ like forever then sends him in and he makes one small mistake and out he goes while the rest of the losers keep on keeping on being sorry a-ss players.
Totally Discriminatory
Yeah he never does anything like get arrested for driving while intoxicated or get caught in a dorm with a bunch of guys smoking pot.

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