J.J. Redick spoke on his podcast about his displeasure with the New Orleans Pelicans for trading him to the Dallas Mavericks.
Holiday revealed he asked for a trade before the start of the season and that David Griffin promised to oblige him if the situation didn’t work out during the season.
“Obviously, he did not honor his word,” said Redick of Griffin.
“I don’t think you’re going to get honesty from that front office, objectively speaking,” added Redick. “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. 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.”
Redick was “jarred” by the trade to the Mavericks as they weren’t one of the teams discussed with him. Redick has no set timetable for reporting to the Mavericks.