Duke basketball legend JJ Redick set new goals for the final stages of his NBA career.
For the first time in his NBA career, JJ Redick did not make the NBA Playoffs as the New Orleans Pelicans were one of the biggest disappointments inside the NBA’s bubble as the league restarted its season.
However, the 36-year old has set some new goals and aspirations for the remainder of his NBA career and when he hope to hang up the sneakers.
In a recent interview with Mark Medina of USA Today, Redick said, “I realized this year I want to keep playing as long as possible. My goal is to play four more years. Year 18. That’s my goal. I’ll play to 39. Then my offseason, I’ll turn 40 and then I can walk away at that point. That’s my goal. We’ll see. The body has to hold up. But we’ll see.”
JJ Redick gave that answered based on a question surrounding his plans for the offseason since this will be the longest period of time he has had in between seasons.
However, shortly after the NBA shutdown because of the coronavirus, Redick appeared on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt and said his goal was to finish inside the Top-10 in Made Three-Pointers in NBA history before he retires.
Obviously, these two goals go hand-in-hand as the longer Redick plays, the more 3-pointers he will hit, thus raising his positioning on the 3-pointers made list.
JJ Redick currently has 1,884 3-pointer in his NBA career, which places him at No. 14 on the all-time list.
When will the Duke basketball superstar reach his goals?
Here comes the interesting question because the NBA is now a 3-point driven league and the best shooters in the world are right behind JJ Redick.
J.R. Smith, who was signed by the Los Angles Lakers before entering the bubble has made 1,930 3-pointers, 46 more than Redick, and it seems as if Redick will be in the league longer than Smith and will eventually catch him.
Smith is No. 13 on the list and Jason Kidd is at No. 10 with 1,988 3-pointers, 104 more than Redick, which the former Blue Devil will certainly catch, as soon as next season, pending the league plays 82 games, although Redick made 180 3-pointers in 60 games in 2019-20.
So when JJ Redick does make the Top-10 Made Three-Pointers in NBA history, how long will he be there for?