J.J. Redick, the Los Angeles Clippers' free-agent shooting guard who was a target of numerous teams, reportedly decided to go with the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Redick has agreed to a one-year, $23 million deal with Philadelphia.
JJ Redick has agreed to a one-year, $23 million deal with the 76ers, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
Redick himself seemed to confirm the news, tweeting out "trust the process."
Trust the process— JJ Redick (@JJRedick) July 1, 2017
Redick also added that Philadelphia is "where I wanted to be," which, I mean, yeah. Any place offering me $23M is where I'd want to be too.
JJ Redick on agreement with 76ers: "It's where I wanted to be."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
But seriously, this is a great pickup for the Sixers, as they had all sorts of money to spend. Bringing in Redick on a one-year deal gives them a veteran presence both on the floor and in the locker room, which is important for a team as young as the Sixers.
And of course Redick can still play, as he put up 15 points per game for the Clippers last season, and addresses one of the Sixers' biggest needs: shooting. Philly was tied for 24th in the league last season, making only 34 percent of their 3-point attempts. But that shouldn't be the case next season, as Redick is still one of the best shooters in the world, finishing sixth in the Association in 2016-17 by knocking down just under 43 percent of shots from downtown with the Clippers last season.