J.J. Redick Rumors: Thursday

Based on reports late last night, it sounds like the Magic are still on the fence about whether or not they'll trade J.J. Redick. While the team is clearly fielding offers, Orlando also seems willing to hang on to Redick for the season if no suitable proposals are made. We'll track today's Redick rumors here, with the newest items added throughout the day:

  • The Pacers are out of the running for Redick, tweets ESPN.com's Chris Broussard.
  • The Redick talks are coming "down to the wire" with the Pacers, Sixers, and Bucks still involved, tweets David Aldridge of TNT. The Spurs are out, according to Aldridge.
  • A source involved in the Redick talks now believes there's a strong chance the sharpshooter will remain in Orlando, tweets Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.

Earlier updates:

  • The Pacers are "squeamish" about giving a first-round pick for Redick, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (via Twitter).
  • Despite their best efforts, it appears the Spurs will fall short in their bid for Redick, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
  • The Pacers, Bucks, and Sixers remain in the mix for Redick, with the Spurs a little behind, according to Sam Amick of USA Today (via Twitter). The Magic also remain committed to the idea of hanging on to Redick if they don't receive an acceptable offer.
  • Redick and his wife own an offseason home in Austin, Texas, so the idea of being traded to the Spurs and contending for a title is "beyond appealing" to the sharpshooter, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
  • The Pistons are out of the running for Redick, tweets ESPN.com's Chris Broussard.
  • The Bucks aren't out of the mix for Redick, but they've fallen back a little, a source tells Wojnarowski (Twitter link).
  • Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweets that, while he discounted the Spurs as a serious contender for Redick earlier, sources insist there are legitimate scenarios that make San Antonio a real factor.
  • The Bulls' interest in Redick has "cooled," tweets Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. Chicago is unlikely to go into the tax to re-sign Redick this summer, so the club is reluctant to give up a pick to rent him.
  • While the Spurs have interest in Redick, the Magic can do better than San Antonio's first-round pick, which currently projects to be 30th overall, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld adds (via Twitter) that the Magic would actually prefer early second-rounders to late first-rounders, since those contracts aren't guaranteed.
  • If the Spurs don't land Redick, they could shift their focus to Daniel Gibson, whose price wouldn't be as steep, tweets Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio.
  • Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports adds the 76ers to the list of teams still interested in Redick (Twitter link). The Sixers, Spurs, Bucks, and Pacers are the clubs trying hardest to land Redick, tweets TNT's David Aldridge.
  • The Bucks "keep upping the ante" in their pursuit of Redick, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, who adds that may indicate Milwaukee is growing more confident about its chances of landing Josh Smith (Twitter links).
  • The Magic have received offers of first-round picks for Redick, but those picks are all expected to be in the 20s, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
  • The Pacers, Spurs, Bucks, Pistons, and Wizards all continue to show interest in Redick, tweets ESPN.com's Chris Broussard.
  • The Knicks aren't pursuing a deal involving Iman Shumpert and Redick, Marc Berman of the New York post reported today.
  • Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld reported this morning that the Magic are still seeking a high-level first-round pick or a package that includes a young player and second-round picks.


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