Published: Sun, July 02, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Sixers sign JJ Redick to one-year, $23 million contract

Sixers sign JJ Redick to one-year, $23 million contract

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Redick and the 76ers have come to terms on a one-year deal that will pay him $23 million, a sum the 76ers can afford to dole out with the bulk of their roster still on salary-cap friendly rookie deals.

Wojnarowski adds that of the three teams, the Timberwolves and Nets are the more willing parties to give Redick a multi-year contract.

Redick played the last four seasons with the LA Clippers.

Redick, 33, is considered one of the league's top shooting specialists. In a seven-game series loss to the Utah Jazz Redick averaged just 9.1 points and shot just 9-of-26 from 3 while being bullied and outplayed by Joe Ingles, who was cut by the Clippers in training camp two years earlier. He began his National Basketball Association career with the Orlando Magic who eventually traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks in the previous year of his contract.

The Sixers, Timberwolves, and Nets all finished in the bottom half of the league in three-point percentage last season and adding Redick to the mix would nearly certainly improve any of those squads' offense from beyond the arc. Philly's starting lineup next season is projected to be: Markelle Fultz, J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

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