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Tag:J.J. Redick
Posted on: July 15, 2010 11:02 pm
 

Magic match Bulls to retain Redick

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.



Posted on: July 12, 2010 2:00 pm
 

Report: Quentin Richardson to sign with Orlando

Posted by Royce Young

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reports former Heat guard Quentin Richardson will sign with the Magic under a multi-year deal. Money terms haven't come out yet.

Richardson, 30, averaged 8.9 points per game and shot almost 40 percent from 3 in 76 games for Miami. And with his signing, two things possibly happen: 1) The Magic don't match on J.J. Redick's offer from the Bulls and 2) Matt Barnes might say peace out from Orlando.

Or I guess three, the Magic pick either Barnes or Redick to keep with Richardson. Common sense says Orlando doesn't have use for all three. Orlando's entire offensive scheme is built around the drive-and-kick and Richardson definitely fits that mold, clearly moreso than Barnes.

But if signing Richardson means the Magic lose Redick, that just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. One shooter on the way out, while the other is finding his way. Obviously if GM Otis Smith decided to go that way and keep Richardson, it has to be a money decision.

Who would've thought Quentin Richardson could set off such a chain reaction?
Posted on: July 10, 2010 12:05 am
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

Posted by Royce Young

The Bulls may have held back a large sum of money for LeBron, but that doesn't mean they're just going to hang on to it. Hours after signing Kyle Korver for $15 million over three years , the Bulls have also inked sharpshooter J.J. Redick to a three-year, $20 million offer sheet , Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports.

Redick is restricted, so Orlando has seven days to match. And most expect the Magic to match the offer and keep Redick in Orlando, but GM Otis Smith has said he won't overpay for him . Is $6.6 million a year overpaying for Redick, a guy that averaged 9.6 points per game? I guess that's up to Smith to decide. However, with Orlando just signing Chris Duhon this week, maybe that was a contingency plan in case the Magic lost Redick and needed backcourt depth.

But if the Magic don't match, Chicago would have a pretty impressive sharpshooting duo in Korver and Redick. It's not hard to picture Derrick Rose penetrating and kicking to either one of those guys for an open 3.
 
 
 
 
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