Do not think it happenstance when J.J. Redick sends defenders flying by him with his shot fake. Neither should you think it a coincidence the number of times Redick finds himself isolated in a pocket of space, basketball in hand and no defender in sight.
Instead, credit Redicks attention to detail. The sharpshooter has it in abundance.
On Tuesday night, Redick took a small break from turkey duty during the second annual Thanksgiving meal distribution he and his wife host, to explain his precision on the court.
I take pride in cutting hard," the seventh-year guard said. "I know that if I go hard every time, the defender wont know the difference between my shot fake and my real shot. Thats dangerous.
Sometimes I even make cuts knowing I wont get the ball just to set my defender up for the next cut. Its almost like a game I play within the game.
Off the court, Redick is just as precise.
When he began to define himself for his Twitter bio, he carefully considered the order of his...