J.J. Redick Nearly Signed With Pacers

The Sixers brought back J.J. Redick on a one-year, $12.5MM deal this offseason, though they almost lost him to an Eastern Conference rival.

“I almost signed with [the Pacers]. I was an hour away, two hours away. I was very close. I had a 5 p.m. deadline. Basically, it was 12:30, 1 o’clock in the afternoon when Philly changed the offer,” Redick said on his podcast (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC Sports).

Indiana wasn’t able to land Redick. The team then signed another sharpshooter in Tyreke Evans, whose deal runs for one year and $12MM.

Redick scored 17.1 points per game in his first season with the Sixers, knocking down 42.0% of his shots from behind the arc. He saw 30.2 minutes per contest in the regular season, but the Sixers upped his total to 34.2 during their 10 playoff games.

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7 thoughts on “J.J. Redick Nearly Signed With Pacers

  1. all in ad

    Dougie McBuckets is the sharpshooter. Evans will be the big guard to guard KI, Simmons, etc.

  2. I agree Tyreke is the better player all around, but would never describe him as a sharpshooter, though he did well last year. I wouldn’t neither put McDermott in the same level of JJ I mean, JJ is lethal, McDermott ain’t very good, right?
    Glad JJ came back to Philly, surely apart of the $$$, he must had seen that he would go way further in the playoff with Philly than Indy.

    • BDUBS5218

      They both can shoot. I think McDermott could have the same trajectory on his career like JJ. Traded multiple times never got right system early, then found the right situation and thrived. Big year for McBuckets.

  3. D-NBA

    Indiana is going to be a serious problem judging off what I saw against Cleveland. Oladipo is a pretty good playmaker but he’s undersized to look over defenses and be a primary playmaker. You could tell they clearly lacked a guard who can drive and make plays and score a consistent 15-30 points a night which Tyreke will do.

    No disrespect to Collison who lead the league in 3 point percentage but he’s not better on offense than Evans and if I’m the Pacers I’d think about starting Evans over Collison. What no one is talking about is the possible breakout season from Myles Turner who has transformed his body this off-season and is the key to Indiana taking the next step. I think they could easily come out of the East depending on how good Turner becomes, quite frankly I think Turner can become a top 5 big in the NBA.

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