J.J. Redick won’t be re-signing with Clippers
In the wake of Chris Paul‘s imminent trade to the Houston Rockets, shooting guard J.J. Redick expressed no desire to re-sign with the L.A. Clippers, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst via Clevis Murray of FanSided.
Paul’s trade to Clutch City was supposed to clear the way for the Clippers to re-sign some of their most pressing free agents, but it now appears the blockbuster move might just leave bones on the table while other teams get the meat.
The Duke sharpshooter has been strongly linked to the Brooklyn Nets, who have expressed a serious interest in his services. Redick also owns a condo in Dumbo, a neighborhood in Brooklyn — reportedly working out alongside Nets point guard Jeremy Lin in the offseason.
Redick is coming off four straight seasons shooting 40 percent or more from beyond the arc, making him in irresistible target for teams looking for an elite-level marksman to add to their roster.
While the 6-foot-4 shooting guard largely benefitted from having a dime wizard like Paul to find him open in the perimeter, he’s developed into one of the most potent catch-and-shoot talents along with Houston’s Eric Gordon and Golden State‘s Klay Thompson.
The Philadelphia 76ers have also been curious about adding Redick to the pack, one that can become not only a threat on the perimeter, but a mentor to the young core of the team, as he’s known for his workout habits and gym-rat-like demeanor within the organization.