JJ Redick was among the players that were moved during the trade deadline last week. The New Orleans Pelicans shipped the veteran sharpshooter to the Dallas Mavericks.
Speaking on his “The Old Man and The Three Podcast”, Redick admitted that his departure from New Orleans wasn’t conflict-free and called out the Pelicans’ front office for its dishonesty regarding his trade request.
According to ESPN’s Andrew Lopez, Redick had a conversation with the Pelicans’ front office. He requested to be moved to a team in the Northeast, but instead the guard was sent to the West.
“I don’t think you’re going to get honesty from that front office, objectively speaking. That’s not an opinion, I just don’t think you’re gonna get that. I don’t think what happened with me is necessarily an isolated incident,” Redick said.
“I think front offices around the league operate in their best interest. I get that. I understand that. Truthfully… I think I was a little naive thinking I was in Year 15 and I attempted to do things right throughout my career.”
“But in terms of this front office, yeah, it’s not something where I would expect certainly the agents who worked on this with me to ever trust that front office again,” the veteran guard continued.