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Magic match Bulls to retain Redick

Posted on: July 15, 2010 11:02 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

True to their word, the Magic won't be letting J.J. Redick head to greener pastures (and a starting gig). NBA FanHouse's Tim Povtak reports that the Orlando Magic will match the 3-year, $19 million offer from the Chicago Bulls for Redick to retain his services.

The move is likely not the best news for Redick, who likely would have been in a position to compete for the starting shooting guard spot with the Bulls, and instead will continue to come off whenever Stan Van Gundy realizes Vince Carter has reached his nightly point-of-no-return. Redick has proven he can play back-up point or drain from the outside, and his defense, particularly on Ray Allen in the playoffs, has been exemplary.

But the Magic have committed to winning a championship, and that means spending. Van Gundy squashed Redick at the beginning of his career on his bench, but instead of bristling, complaining, and demanding a trade, Redick kept working, and became a defense-oriented player, while keeping the shooting stroke he made famous in college.

With the move, the Magic will be even further in the luxury tax, and you have to wonder if Marcin Gortat, or another frontcourt player is on the move for the Magic to take the sting off retaining Redick.


Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2010 2:10 am

Magic match Bulls to retain Redick

WOW Ignaaaarent.

Since: Jul 16, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 2:02 am

Magic match Bulls to retain Redick

When you consider the Magic payroll, does it scream lockout?

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2010 1:45 am
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Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2010 1:17 am

Magic match Bulls to retain Redick

Redick play back up point?????? he didn't play point guard one time all year.

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 1:17 am

Magic match Bulls to retain Redick

It's Pros and cons for the Bulls meaning it wouldn't have been in their best interest to sign Korver and Reddick because they both do they same thing. Reddick did a good job against Ray Allen but so did Derek Fisher, just because you gaurd one player well don't make you a good defender. The point is he's not a starter he's a role player, and would not be able to stay with more athletic gaurds.

Bad news for the Bulls is  they still don't have a starting shooting guard.

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