Mavericks-Pelicans trade grades: How JJ Redick fits in Dallas

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The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to trade JJ Redick to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, avoiding a possible buyout situation for the veteran shooting guard. Sources told ESPN's Andrew Lopez that the Pelicans sent Redick and forward Nicolo Melli to Dallas for forwards James Johnson and Wes Iwundu as well as a 2021 second-round pick.

How much help can Redick provide Dallas, and how did New Orleans do in this deal?

Kevin Pelton hands out trade grades for both teams.

The deal

Mavericks get: JJ Redick, Nicolo Melli

Pelicans get: James Johnson, Wes Iwundu, 2021 second-round pick