J.J. Redick would be — among realistic possibilities — a GREAT addition to the Timberwolves roster. His ability to not only catch and shoot, but do it while cutting hard off of a pick is the sort of thing that scrambles a defense. Two have to guard one, leaving three to guard four. That’s the general quality that we hope to see, someday, from Shabazz Muhammad. It would not only widen passing lanes for Ricky, but also allow more offensive rebounds for the opportunistic Kevin Love every time that he sets the free-up screen and his man has to jump out and hedge on the sniper peeling around for a shot.
If Flip Saunders can figure out a way to get Redick slotted between Ricky Rubio and the Kevin Love/Nikola Pekovic front line, I’ll be impressed.
(Now, back to ignoring free-agent buzz until something actually happens…)