Report: Celtics very interested in Redick


Report: Celtics very interested in Redick

While earlier in the season it was apparent that the Celtics would need a bigger presence down low, it appears as though their needs have stretched to the perimeter.

Boston lost All-Star shooting guard Ray Allen to the Heat in free agency, and hasn't been able to fully make up for it with the likes of offseason acquisitions Jason Terry and Courtney Lee.

For that reason, Celtics GM Danny Ainge is reportedly on the prowl.

From ESPN's Marc Stein:

Hearing Celts, even before season-worst 7-for-32 shooting from 15 feet in NYK loss, have ramped up their interest in Magic's J.J. Redick

Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 25, 2013

Size obviously Celts' priority if they do deal before Feb. 21 trade deadline but word is they hope to work way into Redick mix if they can

Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 25, 2013
Redick is shooting the highest percentage of the field in his career, at .458, but he's also taking (and hitting) the most three-pointers of his career (2.3-5.9, .398). That percentage is right on the mark with his career average.

On the season, Redick is averaging 14.9 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.3 rebounds, all career-highs, while coming off the bench for Orlando.

Bennett on Goodell: 'Where is he? He's like Waldo right now'

Bennett on Goodell: 'Where is he? He's like Waldo right now'

FOXBORO -- Leave it to Martellus Bennett, the children's book author, to make a cartoon reference when asked about the lingering effects of Deflategate. 

Could hear the "Where's Roger?" chants that rang throughout Gillette Stadium on Sunday night, a reporter wondered? Bennett deflected at first. 

"Who's Roger," he asked? 

Then it was pointed out to him that the chants were directed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who opted to attend the NFC title game in Atlanta -- his second trip to the Georgia Dome in as many weeks -- instead of the AFC title game between the Patriots and Steelers. 

"Oh yeah," Bennett said, his memory apparently jogged. "Where is he? He's like Waldo right now. He didn't want to come here."

Tom Brady was asked about the chants as well. He had to have heard them, a reporter noted. 

"I didn't hear that chant," Brady insisted. "I did hear them singing to Bon Jovi, though, that was pretty cool."

Awaiting the Patriots in Houston will be the Atlanta Falcons, obviously, but one side plot will be the potential for a face-to-face for Goodell and the Patriots.

In the past, Goodell has handed the Lombardi Trophy to the Super Bowl winner following the game -- a tradition one would expect would continue this year regardless of who wins. The commissioner has also awarded the game's MVP award to the honoree on the morning after the game. Following the Super Bowl two seasons ago, Brady and Goodell shared a stage as Brady accepted the MVP hardware.