J.J. Redick would like to retire with Sixers
After four seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, Redick signed a one-year deal with the Sixers prior to the 2017-18 season, averaging 17.1 points per game on 42 percent shooting from beyond the arc while also helping to guide the team back to the playoffs.
Having experienced postseason success in Philly, Redick re-upped with the Sixers on another one-year deal this past season, this time averaging 18.1 points per game. But he also struggled to find a steady rhythm when the Sixers acquired Harris prior to the February deadline.
While he ended the season with four consecutive games scoring at least 23 points, he experienced a new level of inconsistency in terms of his shooting percentages. This would carry into the playoffs, where Redick shot below 30 percent from the field on three separate occasions.
But Redick seems to have found a home in the City of Brotherly Love, and Jeff Skversky of WPVI 6abc Philadelphia reports that the 13-year veteran would like to retire with the franchise:
Sixers free-agent JJ Redick has expressed major interest in returning to the Sixers in free-agency
Redick wants to retire with the Sixers
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) June 30, 2019
A return to Philadelphia seems to be in the best interest for both sides. The Sixers desperately need perimeter shooting, and Redick is as reputable a shooter as any of this recent generation.
It appears more and more likely that Jimmy Butler is on his way out of Philadelphia, which would also open up the floor for Redick and give him that much more freedom to move and cut off the ball.
Especially if the Sixers strike out on Horford (and even if they do sign him), it makes sense to bring Redick back for at least one more season.