Report: Sixers to Target J.J. Redick in Free Agency
While the Sixers youth movement has many fans around the Delaware Valley excited, now could be the time the team sets its sights on bringing in a veteran presence to help out the young kids.
According to Kevin O'Conner at the Ringer, the Sixers are going to be one team, along with the Brooklyn Nets, that will make a run at Clippers guard J.J. Redick.
As O'Conner writes:
Multiple league sources I’ve spoken to expect the Sixers and Nets to make a hard push at Redick.
So how much money could Redick command?
Based on reports from the Los Angeles Times, the former Duke star could get somewhere in the $18-$20 million per season range.
"I think J.J. Redick is going to be on Philadelphia’s radar this summer," said Chris Mannix from The Vertical as a guest of the Sports Bash. "I think they may be willing to pay him more than many other teams to get him to sign there."
Redick will be 33 in June, he's coming off of a strong season scoring 15.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 2.6 three-pointers on 44.5 percent shooting.
Not to long ago, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, said that the Sixers appear to be the favorites to sign Redick and former Sixer and current CSN Philly Sixers analyst Marc Jackson is a big fan of the fit for the Sixers.
"I’ve been saying J.J. Redick since the end of last season," Jackson said on the Sports Bash. "J.J. Redick has to be number one on their priority list."
"Even if you have to overspend on Redick it doesn’t hurt you in the long haul here," added Bobby Marks, Front Office Insider from The Vertical, on the Sports Bash.