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Report: J.J. Redick interested in joining Houston Rockets

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The Houston Rockets have already pulled the biggest free agent snatch on the market by agreeing with the L.A. Clippers to acquire Chris Paul in a multi-player swap that had headlines buzzing this week.

It will change the Rockets’ dynamic next season in a big way, but Houston isn’t done dealing just yet. Free agents can begin negotiations and signing with teams as early as 12:01 am EST Saturday morning, and one of Paul’s ex-teammates already has his eyes set on joining him.

According to the Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner, sharpshooter J.J. Reddick is eyeing the Rockets as his first choice if they can accommodate enough salary, but there could be complications.

The Rockets will need to shed excess salary to make a spot available to sign free agents outright. There is a high chance we see more trades coming from H-Town soon.

In the meantime, the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia Sixers are considering offering Reddick upwards of $16-$18 million next season.

Soon enough, we’ll learn how far the mutual interest goes, but for now, the 33-year-old Reddick’s shooting could prove invaluable to the Rockets offense.

Reddick averaged 15.0 points, 1.4 assists, and 2.2 rebounds per game behind 42.9 percent 3-point shooting this season.