Clippers guard Austin Rivers started shadowing J.J. Redick a few months back, and now that is carved into Rivers’ game-day routine.
After every morning shootaround, Rivers and Redick find a basket and start taking turns. They don’t compete, at least out loud, and look to make 10 total shots from a spot on the three-point line. Once they do, they mix in midrange jumpers, floaters and twisting layups. Then they shift to the next spot and do it all again.
“They say shoot with the best if you want to get better,” Rivers said. “And I don’t know many shooters better than J.J. Like there is Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and J.J. as far as pure shooters go.”
Rivers is a...