4 Former Duke Players JJ Redick Can Bring to Lakers This Offseason

JJ Redick is about to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. These former Duke stars could join him there.
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Tyus Jones

The veteran point guard is hitting free agency this summer and playmaker-needy teams will be interested in his services. Ever since he was a first-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft following his one season at Duke, Jones has been a competent floor general on multiple teams in the NBA.

Most recently, Jones was a starter on the Washington Wizards. In the 2023-24 season, the 28-year-old averaged 12 points and 7.3 assists in 29.3 minutes per game. He is one of the most underrated point guards in the league as he can score and pass while never turning the ball over. In fact, he has led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio for the last few years.

With the likely departure of D'Angelo Russell, the Lakers will presumably need a new point guard. Jones may have other suitors on the market but the Lakers could offer him a starting role. Combine that with the opportunity to play with LeBron James and under fellow Dukie JJ Redick, and Jones might be headed to the Lakers.