BKelly237 asked in SportsBasketball · 1 decade ago

Why is JJ Redick not getting any playing time despite the Magic's recent struggles?

idk what their record has been over the past month but Orlando has been dreadful and Redick still isn't getting any more than 5 minutes a game, if he even gets IN the game. What is going on, he's a lottery pick, college ball player of the year, and Im pretty sure his injury at the beginning of training camp is not a factor now. Why isn't he playing???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    He is actually averaging slightly over 15 minutes per game when he gets in. Check his game stats. The problem is there are so many games he doesn't get in at all. I am pretty sure the biggest reason is he is a defensive liablity. He definitely wasn't player of the year for his defense. Sheldon Williams was defensive player of the year and he struggles for minutes because his offense needs work. Now if they were to come together and genetically create a kid, that kid would get some decent minutes. Although he may be sitting on the bench just because he looks funny.

  • 4 years ago

    He's Not Overrated But See Stan Wont Let Him Play Cause He Cant Play Defense That's His Only Problem He Can Hit That Jumper Even If Someone Is On Him So He'll Drive To The Hoop Sometimes But I'm Disapointed Cause He's My Favorite Player And All And He's Gonna Be Amazing In The Future And Stan The Man Will Be Mad At Himself And If J J Gets Traded And He Goes Against The Magic i Wont Be Surprise If He Scores 30 Or More Points Cause He Will Prove Stan He Cant Play Defense But He Can Score And Thats one Thing In The NBA You Gotta Do Score Defense And Offense And He Has 2 Of 3 Of Those i Told You And i Bet He will Be In The Hall Of Fame And Remember He's Still A Sophmare And I Know Rudy And The Others Are Now Amazing Because Their Getting Chances But See If J J Got Chances He Would Be Right By Them And He And James On The Magic Is The Only Too Who i Think That Wants To Win Hope i Helped With Your Question :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First because he's a weak little girl. But NBA wise he is a small guy playing SG because he can't play the point. He can't handle the ball, he plays no 'D', and he is trying to play a position where most guys are 6'7 or taller with crazy ups. Add that to being a weak little girl from Dook. Duke players suck in the pros, everybody knows that!

  • 1 decade ago

    He is too slow to guard anybody. His problem is his build is really slight, so it's easy to bang him around. If he tries to bulk up, though, he'll get even slower. I don't think he'll ever be a great pro. His best hope is to try to have a Steve Kerr type of career, where he plays with a Lebron or Wade type player who can draw the defense away from him. Barring that, he's going to be a washout.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Against Dallas Saturday night he shot an AIRBALL! and he missed the basket by like 6 inches!

    If a guy doesn't get minutes usually they are playing poorly in practice. Plus dude got a DWI, not real smart either.

    He's a slow, short, white guy, who can't create his own shot or play defense.... how much time do you think he should be getting?

    And Orlando took him WAY too early in the draft, he should of went 2nd round.

  • 1 decade ago

    maybe there are faults in his game where he isnt producing well and the coach is opting for more experienced players. he did have a good stretch of playing time and output.

    perhaps if the team isnt making the playoffs he may get more time....id say look for him to get more time next season after his body is adjusted to nba style basketball and his shooting is more consistant, i think he will claim some more playing time.....will probably help if there are less guards on the roster also

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He is a rookie and most coaches don't play their rookies that much. If they fall out of the playoff race then Redick will get more time to play.

  • 1 decade ago

    for a player like him, maybe he should ask Steve Kerr, Tim Legler or Danny Ainge on how to survive in the NBA.

  • 1 decade ago

    actually he is gettting playing time, but he is not making any difference. i have two words for you: he sucks.

  • 1 decade ago

    He is not playing cause he sucks.

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