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Liberty Ballers Community Rankings: JJ Redick

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Also, vote for #4!

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Liberty Ballers is asking for the community’s help in ranking the Sixers’ full roster (12 active players, 3 inactive players, 2 two-way players) according to on-court value for the upcoming season. When casting a vote, you should concern yourself only with each player’s ability to contribute to winning this season. You can find the original post here, which includes the Sixers’ projected final roster.

We’ve entered the top 5 most valuable player spots for the Liberty Ballers community ranking — and we’re only late by a week into the season! Claiming the #5 spot was JJ Redick, with 52% of the vote.

JJ Redick

JJ Redick has now entered his 13th professional season and he’s got the kind of game that ages gracefully. Suffice to say that at this point, we know what the Sixers are getting out of Redick. JJ is going to space the floor and hit threes, while relentlessly running around screens. He’ll provide below-average-but-acceptable regular season team defense while he’ll need to be hidden from one-on-one attacks, especially in the playoffs.

One major difference for JJ Redick from last season is that he’ll be coming off the bench, at least for now. How much a move to the bench will impact Redick is tough to say at this early stage of the season. He didn’t shoot well in games 1 and 2, going a combined 11 of 28 from the field. But against the Orlando Magic, Redick stepped up, hitting 8 of 13 3PA. Redick often speaks of the importance of rhythm, reps and consistency to his game. He’s been a starter for the previous five seasons, and for someone who is so repetitive in their play and preparation, the correlation of quality of play and starting status is something to monitor. But at the end of the day, Redick is getting around the same amount of MPG in 2018 that he averaged last year.

Redick’s style is a fine complement to Brett Brown’s system, and just as importantly, to Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Whether coming off the bench or starting, Redick figures to get plenty of minutes and provide the Sixers a skill set that only one other player on the roster offers (and that player is an unproven rookie). Redick’s got his limitations on the defensive side of the ball, but he’s an integral part of what the Sixers want to do on offense. Ranking him 5th on this list is a vote I can get behind.

Sixers Community Rankings

Rank Player Vote percentage Runner-up Runner up vote % 3rd 3rd vote %
Rank Player Vote percentage Runner-up Runner up vote % 3rd 3rd vote %
17 Demetrius Jackson 41% Jerryd Bayless 29% Furkan Korkmaz 10%
16 Jerryd Bayless 29% Demetrius Jackon (leading vote getter) 32% Shake Milton 22%
15 Shake Milton 81% Jonah Bolden 8% Zhaire Smith 4%
14 Jonah Bolden 69% Zhaire Smith 17% Furkan Korkmaz 12%
13 Zhaire Smith 39% Furkan Korkmaz 37% Amir Johnson 8%
12 Furkan Korkmaz 64% Amir Johnson 11% Landry Shamet 11%
11 Landry Shamet 30% Amir Johnson 26% Mike Muscala 21%
10 Amir Johnson 43% Mike Muscala 35% TJ McConnell 17%
9 Mike Muscala 55% TJ McConnell 26% Wilson Chandler 15%
8 TJ McConnell 53% Wilson Chandler 37% Markelle Fultz 11%
7 Wilson Chandler 82% Markelle Fultz 15% Redick/Saric/Covington 1% each
6 Markelle Fultz 68% JJ Redick 20% Robert Covington 7%
5 JJ Redick 52% Dario Saric 31% Robert Covington 16%
4 TBD TBD
3 TBD TBD
2 TBD TBD
1 TBD TBD

Vote for #4

You’ll notice the poll contains only two players. This means we’ll actually get two results here: obviously, you’re voting for 4th most valuable player in the poll below, but whoever isn’t voted #4 assumes the #3 position. I don’t think anyone will have any qualms with this, right? #1 and #2 should pretty comfortably be Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in some order, meaning whoever doesn’t take the following vote between Dario and RoCo has to be #3.

Poll

Who will be the Sixers’ 4th most valuable player this season?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    Dario Saric
    (257 votes)
  • 32%
    Robert Covington
    (126 votes)
383 votes total Vote Now