shoreke asked in SportsBasketball · 1 decade ago

JJ Redick of Duke is one the greatest shooters in college basketball history. Why does he stink in the NBA?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    He doesn't get enough playing time because he is a shocking defender.

  • 1 decade ago

    JJ Redick is one of the purest shooter i've seen. But to be able to excell in the big league you gotta have confidence aswell.Problem is he doesn't have the playing time that he needs and you can't build confidence on the bench. He's no Micheal Jordan, but give this kid a break.

  • 1 decade ago

    Part of it is wrong system and wrong team. I don't think JJ could ever be great in the NBA because he is purely a jump shooter, not a great defender. But he could of had a Steve Kerr type of career if he went to the right team. Cleveland might of been a good destination

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The NBA is filled with guys who can shoot. Reddick can't create his own shot. Those wide open three pointers he had at Duke are gone. He now has a defender in his face, and he can't do anything with it. Also, on a pro level, he can't guard anybody, therefore, he hurts the team. The NBA is a lot different than the college game.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He's a spot up shooter so basically in order for him to get the WIDE open space he needs to spot up someone else has to drive and kick the ball to him. Sure, he'll probably make that shot but in the NBA, with so many athletic people, he's rarely going to get it, and with so many other great shooters who can do more than he can in other aspects of the game, he's useless. Also, he can't play defense. At all. He's more of a liability than an addition to any team.

  • 1 decade ago

    There is a world of difference between the NBA and every other level of basketball. Success in one does not guarantee you have made it in the NBA.

    He's too small to get his shot off against the other guards in the league. He doesn't have the handle to create his own shot or create for others. He's not strong enough to guard the other twos in the league.

  • 1 decade ago

    He doesn't have the system and Mike Krzozooski (spelled wrong on purpose) to hold his hand.

    This also shows why college basketball is so much better than the NBA. The NBA isn't basketball anymore, so some college players don't make it there.

  • 1 decade ago

    Duke never produced quality NBA players.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a different game in the NBA. It's faster and the players are stronger.

  • 1 decade ago

    horrible defender maybe the least athletic person in the NBA cant dribble only 6'4 cant create his own shot I could go on and on.

    Source(s): Ilyia tell that to Elton Brand,Carlos Boozer, and Grant Hill
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