It might be a little late, but there's still some time for Magic and JJ Redick fans to voice their opinion and send #7 to Houston for All-Star Weekend's Foot Locker 3-point Shootout. There is a website called RedickForThree.com. Here an e-petition has been put in place where you just input your first and last name and an e-mail address. I've signed it, with my real e-mail address, and I have yet to receive any Canadian Viagra spam or malware so this site looks legitimate. Now if only we can remove that 'Redick Sucks' portion of the webpage.
This Orlando franchise never has had a player of their own win the 3-point competition, but you would think that the 7-season veteran would stand a great chance to succeed where Magic men Dennis Scott, Pat Garrity, Rashard Lewis, and Ryan Anderson have previously failed. Since he was drafted out of Duke, Redick has wanted to partake in this shootout. This All-Star Weekend ought to be his opportunity to finally participate.
Entering Friday's encounter in Boston, JJ Redick was averaging a career-best 15.4 points per game and shooting 40.5% from 3-point range. That matches his 2nd best percentage for his career, falling only behind his 41.8% shot in the '11-'12 Lockout season. Barring something catastrophic, JJ will swiftly smash his previous 3-pointers attempts and makes records in a single season. Jacque Vaughn has entrusted 'Redickulous' with a lot of responsibility and minutes. When it comes to league-wide analysis, Redick stood at 5th in total 3-point makes this 2012-2013 and 7th in 3-pointers made per game. So in my eyes, JJ should be a shoe-in for a shootout invite.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GO VOTE! TNT will announce the participants on Thursday February 7th. Reward the 28-year-old for having a career season. Is it possible that Redick gets traded before the 3-point contest? Of course, he's Orlando's best trade asset. But don't allow that possibility hinder a no-brain decision. If you're a maniac Redick supporter, you can follow the RedickForThree Twitter account. There is also a 'Keep JJ' in Orlando Twitter account, along with a website and jersey giveaway for Magic fans to view. Now if only DeQuan Jones could get this much love and fan support for a dunk contest campaign push.