J.J. Redick hasn’t spoken to Bucks coach during playoffs
J.J. Redick bounced back from poor shooting in Games 1 and 2 of the Bucks’ playoff series against the Heat by scoring 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting — including 3 of 6 three-pointers — in just 10 minutes of play in the first half of Miami’s win in Game 3 on Thursday.
That he got just seven minutes of floor time in the second half continued a series trend in which coach Jim Boylan has cut down Redick’s minutes. Boylan told the pregame media that he told Redick to continue to shoot with confidence — a fact Redick disputes. The shooting guard, who joined the Bucks in February via trade, went so far as to say he hasn’t talked to his coach since the series started.
“Jim never talked to me,” Redick said via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “He didn’t say anything to me. I haven’t spoken to him during the playoffs. I did not get that message.
“I don’t need anybody telling me to be confident. I would have appreciated it.
“It wasn’t a matter of Jim or my dad or my wife or God saying be confident.
“Be on the court, take your shots. They’ll be there.”
Redick had little to add when asked about his reduced playing time.
“The rotation is the rotation,” Redick said.