J.J. Redick has the kind of game any contender could use — 40 percent from three, works hard off the ball, solid team defender, great work ethic — but he’s not going to chase a ring next year.
He’s going to get PAID instead. A lot. By Philadelphia, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Redick himself confirmed this in the most Sixers of ways.
For Redick, good on ya. Go get paid. And if he likes it he stays, likely at less per year, and if he wants to chase a ring in a year, he can.
I love this for the Sixers. They have the cap space and get exactly what they need — a shooter who can space the floor between Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons. More than that, they get a great locker room mentor for their young team — Redick worked very hard to reshape his body and his game after a monster college career. Plenty of guys who come out of college as stars can adjust to being a role player at the next level, but Redick worked hard at his craft to be just that.
The Sixers are loaded with talent, but that’s just step one in learning how to win in the NBA. Redick will help those young players see a path.
The Sixers may be speeding up the process, but this is part of it.