J.J. Redick says it ‘would make sense’ to finish career with Sixers
J.J. Redick of the Philadelphia 76ers will be entering his 14th season in the NBA this year. He entertained the thought of hanging up his jersey for good, noting that it would make sense for him to finish his career with the Sixers.
As reported by Andrew Porter of 94WIP.com, Redick, speaking at Pardon My Take, talked about the potential the Sixers possess, noting that he didn’t expect them to be that good. He also discussed a bit about retiring.
JJ Redick on @PardonMyTake says that he did not expect the Sixers to be that good last year and is almost cautious in thinking about this season. JJ says so much untapped potential still. He also said it “would make sense” for him to finish his career in Philly.
— Andrew Porter (@And_Porter) August 22, 2018
Last year, Redick signed with the Sixers for a lucrative one-year, $23 million contract. He played and started in 70 games and logged in 17.1 points per game — a career-best for the sharpshooting 34-year-old. Come playoff time, Redick chipped in 18.2 points per game in the Sixers’ 10-game playoff run. Last year marked their first playoff appearance in five seasons.
His main duty was to provide 3-point shooting and to stretch the floor for the likes of Ben Simmons who has a knack for driving to the hoop. He also slipped into a mentor role being that he’s one of the veterans on the team. Last month, Redick re-signed with the Sixers.
While Redick spoke about retirement, it doesn’t mean that he’ll retire anytime soon. In the podcast, Redick said that he’d like to play three to five more years in the NBA.