Clippers Notes: Trade, Bledsoe, Redick

July 2 2013 at 8:07pm CST By Zach Links

The Clippers wanted to land a shooter this offseason and they managed to pull it off in their three-way trade earlier tonight when they got J.J. Redick in a sign-and-trade with the Bucks and Suns.  Here’s the latest fallout from Clipperland..

  • Surprisingly, the deal was conceived and completed inside of 24 hours, a source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).  While there has been speculation around the NBA that Eric Bledsoe would be moved this summer, he wasn’t available until Chris Paul agreed to a contract extension.
  • Redick was close to signing with the Timberwolves before the Clippers deal came together, tweets Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com.  
  • The Clippers still want to re-sign Matt Barnes after acquiring Redick and Jared Dudley, but it “may be tough” to bring back Chauncey Billups, a source tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).
  • Los Angeles won’t move Jamal Crawford and they’re focused on finding another big, tweets Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times.
  • The Clippers, as well as the Suns, improved with the three-way swap, writes Yannis Koutroupis of HoopsWorld.  The Clippers were looking for another shooter and depth at the shooting guard position, both of which Redick provides.
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