Patrick Beverley Calls Out JJ Redick For Doc Rivers Criticism, Redick Fires Back

Milwaukee Bucks veteran Patrick Beverley called out former NBA guard JJ Redick for his criticism of Doc Rivers

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Beverley said Rivers saved Redick’s career on the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Redick, one of the best shooters in NBA history, fired back at Beverley. 

Redick played for Rivers on the Clippers from 2013-14 to 2016-17. LAC never got past the second round of the playoffs despite having Redick, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan

Beverley was coached by Rivers on the Clippers. The two were reunited in Milwaukee after the Bucks acquired Beverley from the Philadelphia 76ers at the NBA trade deadline. 

You can’t fault Beverley for sticking up for his coach. However, the Chicago native is just flat-out wrong in his statement about Rivers saving Redick’s career. 

Redick began his career with the Orlando Magic in 2006. He averaged 9.2 points while shooting 39.8% from beyond the arc in 396 games and helped the Magic reach the 2009 Finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. 

In February 2013, the Magic traded Redick to the Bucks. Redick averaged 12.3 points while shooting 31.8% from 3 in 28 games with Milwaukee.

In the summer of 2013, the Clippers signed Redick to a four-year, $27 million contract as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Bucks. Redick averaged 15.8 points while shooting 44.0% from deep in 266 games with the Clippers. He led the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage in 2015-16.

Yes, Redick played well under Rivers, but his career wasn’t saved by Doc. 

A Duke product, Redick played two seasons with the Sixers from 2017-18 to 2018-19, averaging 17.6 points while shooting 40.7% from beyond the arc. The sharpshooter joined the New Orleans Pelicans in the summer of 2019 and averaged 15.3 points while shooting 45.3% from 3 in 2019-20. 

Redick played for the Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks in 2020-21 before retiring from the NBA. He finished his career with averages of 12.8 points while shooting 41.5% from beyond the arc.

Redick’s career numbers are better than Beverley’s (8.4 points while shooting 37.1% from 3).

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