Milwaukee Bucks who would have thrived in their prime – J.J. Redick
At the 2013 NBA Trade Deadline, the Milwaukee Bucks acquired guard J.J. Redick in a deal with the Orlando Magic. Redick had proven himself to be a solid player at that point and was in the midst of a career year when he landed in Milwaukee. The then 28-year-old appeared in 32 games before he was signed and traded to the LA Clippers that off-season.
Redick’s career immediately took off once he landed in Los Angeles and carried over to stints with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans. Over the following seven seasons, Redick was a huge contributor for those teams, having averaged 16.3 points while knocking down 43 percent of his triples on 6.3 attempts per game. He cemented himself as one of the best shooters ever.
A player like that would have been great for the Milwaukee Bucks, especially given what happened the summer Redick left. The Bucks drafted an unknown prospect named Giannis Antetokounmpo, who the team has always tried to surround with shooters. Redick and Antetokounmpo would have become a lethal one-two punch offensively due to how their play styles complement each other.
Redick is the only player here who came to Milwaukee before their prime rather than after.