Originally Posted by HaNdLe ThE RoCk
when dwight gets doubled the kickout to redick is going to be nasty!
People keep saying this, and I'm not one to entirely disagree but there are a few things people should know...
Dwight doesn't command double teams all of the time just yet, and when he does, he has trouble sometimes passing out of it, let alone finding the open man. That's not to say he won't get better, because he will, but...
That's not the reason this is a good pick for the Magic.
It's a good pick for the Magic because Redick is a player, regardless of his shortcomings. He's tough, he moves without the basketball, and he is already automatically a top 5 shooter in the NBA, if not the best.
He was the man at Duke, and defenses were able to focus solely on him. That won't be the case in Orlando because he will be the 3rd option at absolute best whenever he's on the floor and maybe 5th, but probably 4th most times behind Milicic, Nelson & Howard.
Howard & Milicic patrolling underneath won't make Redick a better defensive player all of the sudden, but it will always have slashers second guessing on if they should drive or not, making Redick's life easier on the defensive end.
If Brian Hill properly utilizes Redick and the Magic as a whole find him when he's open, he will be an absolute fantastic addition to the club.