Tag: JJ Redick

Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Clippers

Players ‘mobilizing’ to go meet DeAndre Jordan, tweet emojis so you know it’s real


DeAndre Jordan is having second thoughts about his verbal commitment to join the Mavericks in free agency, and has scheduled a meeting with the Clippers in Houston which will give them one last chance to convince him to stay.

The Mavericks, too, are expected to meet with Jordan, with Mark Cuban heading to Houston to try to seal the deal.

As the details of this meeting began to emerge, things quickly gained traction on Twitter, and became all kinds of hilarious.

Chandler Parsons was instrumental in recruiting Jordan all along, so it wasn’t surprising to see him announce his intentions to travel by plane to be a part of the conversation.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that J.J. Redick, who was extremely harsh in his criticism of the Clippers for letting Jordan get away, lives in nearby Austin, Texas, and had been “mobilized” to attend the proceedings.

Blake Griffin, who has a strong sense of humor and rarely misses out on a comedic opportunity, quickly joined in on the emoji madness.

Chris Paul, fresh off a vacation which included a banana boat ride with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, brought it all to an appropriately ridiculous conclusion.

Except it wasn’t the conclusion — the jokes just keep rolling in. Paul Pierce wanted in on the act, but the best part is that the 37-year-old didn’t use an emoji; he took a picture of one instead.

Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson jumped in …

as did the Golden State Warriors …

as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers.

This may actually be the greatest day in NBA history.

J.J. Redick pokes fun at himself for three-point contest gaffe

Los Angeles Clippers v Sacramento Kings

Nobody stood a chance in the three-point competition against Stephen Curry’s lights-out performance, but J.J. Redick came off especially badly. An otherwise fine performance in the first round was ruined because he had several of his shots waved off for having a foot on the line.

To Redick’s credit, he had a sense of humor about it.

It’s a dubious distinction to hold, but it’s a distinction nonetheless. Congrats to Redick on his accomplishment.

Report: Nets want J.J. Redick or first round picks from Clippers in exchange for Paul Pierce

Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

The Clippers made an initial offering to try to trade for Paul Pierce that the Nets felt was underwhelming at best.

The pile of bodies known as Reggie Bullock, Matt Barnes and Jared Dudley was (obviously) of little interest, and unless L.A. was willing to bring something more legitimate to the table, Brooklyn’s interest level was reported to be firmly at zero.

So, what exactly would it cost in order for the Nets to consider reuniting Pierce with Doc Rivers in Los Angeles?

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Unless Clippers are willing to trade JJ Redick or first-round picks to Nets for Paul Pierce, a sign-and-trade is unlikely, sources tell Y

The future picks part wouldn’t be so hard to envision, since Brooklyn needs them (badly) and a Clippers team expecting to play deep into the postseason for the foreseeable future doesn’t have a whole lot of use for them.

Giving up Redick might be a little harder to swallow, and not only because of his value as a 15.2 points per game scorer. Rivers had to lobby hard with then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling to bring Redick aboard last summer, reportedly due to Sterling’s concerns over paying a player who was white.

All of that is in the past now for the Clippers, but the effects of Sterling’s behavior may linger on, and Redick remaining in Los Angeles might be one of them. Either way, it appears as though the Clippers will have to give up something of actual value if they want to add Pierce to the fold for next season.

Report: Bucks interested in trading for Magic guard J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick

The Magic don’t have a lot of reasons to retain J.J Redick in free agency this summer, considering the team is in a full-fledged rebuild and Redick, though in the middle of his best statistical season yet, is likely to have an asking price higher than it would make sense for Orlando to pay.

This is why the Magic are widely expected to deal Redick before the Feb. 21 trade deadline, and one report has the Milwaukee Bucks as the latest team interested in dealing for one of the league’s top shooters.

From Marc Stein of ESPN.com:

Weekend Dime addendum: Milwaukee now in mix for Magic’s JJ Redick. Bucks, I’m told, assessing their ability to retain sharpshooter long term.

To meet asking price for Redick — expiring(s) and a future first-round pick — Bucks naturally wanna know they can retain free agent-to-be.

The Bucks are currently holding down the eight seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, four games ahead of the ninth-place Sixers. Redick could easily provide enough of an offensive boost to move them up a couple of spots, thereby avoiding a matchup with the defending champion Heat in the postseason’s first round.

That might be enough to persuade Milwaukee into parting with an expiring contract to rent Redick for the remainder of this season, but the team would be foolish to include future first round picks in any deal unless there were assurances that Redick would re-sign with the Bucks this summer, and do so at a palatable price.

Report: Magic interview Adonal Foyle for GM position


The Orlando Magic have a general manager, Otis Smith, but his hold on the position is as firm as Gary Busey’s hold on reality.

Now comes a report that the Magic have already started to look at a replacement. From the twitter of Jarrod N. Rudolph, who writes for Real GM and is very connected with the Magic.

Sources say Orlando Magic have interviewed Adonal Foyle, Director of Player Development, for General Manager position.

Combine that with what J.J. Redick was told, via the twitter of John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.

JJ Redick: “I’ve been told there will be clarity with management in the next few weeks.” Obviously referring to SVG and Otis Smith.

The denials will be coming out of Orlando soon, but undoubtedly they are moving quickly to clear things up. And it looks like they are moving toward making changes.

That’s all a step toward showing Dwight Howard that changes are coming and he will be happy there long term. Foyle is a former player who Howard may relate better to. But it doesn’t change the fact the Magic need to get Howard to say he will sign an extension or say he wants out — they don’t want another season like the last one. If Howard isn’t going to re-sign, they have totrade him and not keep him around to the deadline and let that circus come back to town.