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RUMOR: Knicks battle Kevin Durant’s Nets in race to sign highly coveted free agent

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With the free agency frenzy winding down, there are but a few big names still available. One of them is JJ Redick, who recently entered free agency after spending last season with the Dallas Mavericks. As it turns out, the 37-year-old veteran reportedly has his eyes set on a move to either the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets.

According to reports, Redick, who is currently without a team, might be willing to sit out the start of the season while keeping an eye on the Knicks and Nets as top options. This comes via Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report:

Redick, like Millsap, could linger on the league’s periphery until the calendar flips to 2022, biding his time with an eye toward joining either New York or Brooklyn, the latter borough being where Redick resides.

The fact that Redick literally lives in Brooklyn makes a move to the Nets even more probable. The 6-foot-3 guard is no spring chicken, but he can still provide some value for Kevin Durant and the Nets as they look to go all the way and win the title this coming season.

Redick is reportedly so set on taking his talents to one of the two teams in New York that he’s willing to take drastic measures if this does not come to fruition:

Redick’s apparent desire to land with the Knicks and the Nets has long circulated in the NBA. Several executives have even speculated the veteran could retire if he does not come to terms with either franchise. Yet there likely will be other suitors interested in adding Redick’s bench shooting come January as well. “I would bring him on,” one Western Conference head coach told B/R. “He can go anywhere and provide value.”

As the report above states, there is a lot of interest in Redick around the NBA. This is barely a two-horse race between the Nets and Knicks.