J.J. Redick looking to earn $18-20 million per year in free agency this summer
Following his fourth campaign with the L.A. Clippers and yet another quick exit from the playoffs, sharpshooter J.J. Redick will head into free agency hoping to get a considerable raise for his services.
Being a complete model of consistency, Redick has averaged 15 points or more while shooting 40 percent or more from the three-point line in a yearly basis, making him one of the most reliable source of deep-range artillery.
The soon-to-be 33-year-old made an average of $6.9 million per year through his four years in Los Angeles and will look to nearly triple that as he heads into the last long-term contract of his career.
An unrestricted free agent in the summer, Redick will look to get between $18-20 million per year, according to NBA officials who weren’t authorized to speak publicly, per Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times.
The Duke alum can easily ask for a four-to-five-year contract given that his skills don’t revolve around athleticism, but rather marksmanship — skills he can easily keep into his late 30s in this league.
The elephant in the room will be who stays and who goes, given that signing Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Redick for their desired amounts would risk putting a D-League-filled roster — as they’re expected to own one in the relative future — with a few players signing for the veteran minimum.
Head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers will have to battle with the dilemma of either blowing up his team or potentially signing two of his key three free agents and re-arrange the scope of the team to favor his new roster.
“That’s the other thing we have to evaluate. Just because you’ve been good for a long time, is the mix good enough to be great at some point?” Rivers said. “That’s what we have to make the right decision on. What we can’t do is make the wrong decision on that. That’s really important. That’s something we look at every moment. That’s why all these interviews are going on right now with every player, every staff member, everybody that touches our players. That’s why that is so vital, because any piece of information we get may be the deciding factor.”