The Philadelphia 76ers and J.J. Redick have agreed to a one-year deal worth $23 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
JJ Redick has agreed to a one-year, $23 million deal with the 76ers, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
It had become a formality that Redick would leave the Los Angeles Clippers after Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets last week. The Sixers were believed to be one of the two teams, alongside the Brooklyn Nets, in heavy pursuit of the 33-year-old in free agency. There were also rumors that he was interested in possibly joining Paul in Houston.
That said, Redick has already sent out his first tweet fully embracing his new team’s motto.
Redick is coming off another productive campaign where he averaged 15.0 points on 42.9 shooting from 3-point range in 28.2 minutes per game. He brings a viable scoring option to the table that the 76ers can build around their young core group of Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid.
Heading into the offseason, it was reported that Redick was looking for a deal that paid him an annual salary in the range of $18-$20 million, which this deal exceeds while providing him the opportunity to re-enter free agency next summer to possibly garner a larger deal with the league salary cap expected to rise once again.