Sixers Re-Sign J.J. Redick

JULY 6th, 5:18pm: The signing is official, according to a team press release.

JULY 2ND, 11:12 am: Free agent sharpshooter J.J. Redick has agreed to return to the Sixers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). According to Wojnarowski, Redick will sign a one-year deal in the $12-13MM range.

It will be the second consecutive one-year contract for Redick. In 2017, he received a $23MM deal from the Sixers, who had more cap room than they knew what to do with. This time around, with cap space at a premium around the NBA, the 12-year veteran will accept a more modest salary, albeit one still well above the mid-level.

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In his first season with the Sixers, Redick – who celebrated his 34th birthday last month – provided exactly the sort of reliable outside shooting the team had hoped for, averaging 2.8 three-pointers per game a rate of 42.0%. In 70 games (all starts), he averaged 17.1 PPG, 3.0 APG, and 2.5 RPG.

With the 76ers out of the running for top free agents like LeBron James and Paul George, it made sense to shift their focus to Redick, whose new deal will eat into their available cap space, assuming the Sixers don’t remain an over-the-cap team.

Taking into account Redick’s new contract, the Sixers project to have about $14MM in cap room, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link). Marks also notes that the shooting guard will have the ability to veto any trades involving him during the 2018/19 league year.

The Sixers could further increase their cap flexibility by trading or stretching Jerryd Bayless, who is on an expiring deal worth just over $8.5MM. We heard on Sunday that the 76ers and Bayless were considering a buyout agreement.

Even after re-signing Redick, the Sixers figure to explore the free agent market in an effort to add more shooting. The team has already lost three-point marksmen Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli since free agency opened on Saturday night.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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28 thoughts on “Sixers Re-Sign J.J. Redick

    • Chromimw

      And they’re still the 2nd best team in the east with the best player in the east… Schmuck.

      • Senioreditor

        76 ain’t winning anything Schmuck, they’re lead by idiots on and off the court.

    • I give no fox

      Except win 50+ games and be one of the top seeds in the playoffs. Such trash!

      • imindless

        In the worst conference in the league. Sixers would be a six/seven seed in west at best. Stacking up wins and stats against brooklyn and knicks is laughable.

        • Because stacking up wins against the Suns and Kings is much more respectable right? Three of the four worst (by record) teams last year were in the West.

          • NOPelicanFangirl696969

            To be fair the eastern team records are better because they are facing eastern teams. Magic, hawks, nets, bulls, hornets, pistons, knicks like half the east is horrendous and the other half is mediocre like the heat, bucks, wizards, and now the cavs

            • I’d make the argument that the East is slightly more balanced, while the West is very top heavy. Sure there’s more superstars in the West but I do think you have to take into consideration how most of those guys got there. Most of the Western Conference superstars (and some from the East) were drafted by Western Conference teams with high draft picks. Teams drafting with high first round picks are usually bad teams.

        • I give no fox

          It’s ok to be a hater. But the sixers are a team on the rise. They were 18-12 vs the West this year. Granted it’s a small sample, but a 60% win rate would be good for 3rd in the West. They were 0-2 against okc and the golden state, but were 2-0 against playoff contenders Utah, Minnesota, Denver, San Antonio and the Clippers. Regardless of conference, the sixers are legit

  1. formerlyz

    I think this makes it a lot easier for the Heat to keep Ellington. They have early Bird Rights, so they can give him 3 years/$30 million, with that 3rd year being an option

    Good for Pholly to keep him. He was very impactful and a really good fit. They could use a wing, and they should be good to go. I do question not having Fultz play in summer league. If he goes out there and dominates, that pretty much gets them Kawhi for sure, and at the least, it helps his confidence going into the season with some more time on the floor

  2. victorg

    yes he is not much of a playmaker … spot up shooter and comes off of screens well.

  3. Z-A

    Someone explain this to me maybe I am elfing dumb.. but you have 25M to play with why are we wasting 12M when we over paid him by 17M last year? This should be a 6M deal. Then get other 1 year pieces and make a run

    • I think you’re seriously undervaluing the market. Whether or not you believe NBA players are overpaid, the market for a solid starting SG is about $8-12m per year. Last year was definitely an overpay but the salary this year is basically right in line what what other non-superstar starting guards get. Reddick is as good of a shooter as any other player in the league with his size being his only major drawback. He’s not going to run an offense (not that you need him to with Simmons there) but he makes the right plays. Defensively he gives up some height but, more often than not, he makes the right play and he at least puts an effort to play defense.

      Imo, last year’s deal was a “wink-wink” type of deal based on what he’s getting this year. I think the 76ers gave him a large salary as a goodwill gesture hoping that Reddick would return the favor this offseason by taking a reasonable (or even discounted) salary to accomodate any potential FA signings (i.e. star players). The idea there would be that Reddick would likely make more in his two years (on one year contracts) in Philly than he likely would elsewhere on a long-term deal. Obviously in the long term, the longer deal is probably rewarding more guaranteed money but in the short term Reddick is getting paid more.

    • There’s not too many of these guys around. He’s very unique in this league as a shooter.

      He can be floating left, floating right and still nail the shot.

      With Simmons and the other guys you’ve got to have Reddick. Can’t wait on things.

      • Z-A

        I watched him against Boston. He was eaten up. Hes 34, with 2 skills 3s and FTs. 23 + 12 = 35M for 2 years? Yea overpaid. The cap bubble was 2 years ago. Time to come back to reality. Suns giving Ariza 15M is another cause of this nonsense.

        • formerlyz

          Well, going into last year, speculation was he could get $16 million per for 2-3 years, so it’s not that far off…also, that’s not how it works. Last year is in the last. It doesnt matter what he got anymore. They overpaid him to get him for 1 year. Now they know they’re a contender, and they keep him for closer to market value, and they probably agreed to a deal where they can retain flexibility by making it a 1 year deal. Next year, they’ll have his early bird Rights, and can go over the cap to keep him, or possibly give him 1 of their exceptions, after they make other additions…

          And regardless of all of that, who exactly were they using their cap space on this year that’s left on the market?

          I’ve never seen someone complain so much about their title contending team. Its amazing

          • Z-A

            Um.. Houston and GSW are title contending. No one else is contending. They are just participants. And I complain bc we had a clown GM who lost each trade except the Ersan deals. Gave a lot of money to RoCo a middle of the road shooter, and plus defender (Kawhi and Roberson would you’re all team D if healthy) the only good thing was he at least front loaded it. I don’t even know if Brown attended the meeting with Rich Paul. They have this year and next year to land someone, that’s it. Then its home grown only bc Simmons gets paid and they have no more cap space. Screw this up and we end up being Toronto or Washington. We contended 1 season. OKC fans prob thought oh we have this young core, we will win championships for years…

            The window MUCH closes faster than you think.

            • formerlyz

              Ya but Scott Brooks messed that up. Houston is hurt by losing Ariza, as of now. LeBron is definitely a contender, as is Boston, and Philly. You will be in position to do a lot. Injuries also come into play, and being 1 of those teams gives you a chance to take advantage. There is also still time to improve thos team, including during the season, and you have plenty of assets. I’d agree that Covington is $2 million overpaid in this market, but that’s not a big deal

              • Z-A

                Haven’t read what you wrote yet bc it doesnt matter. GSW signed Boogie 1 yr 5M. 2018-19 is over. 5 players from the 2016 Olympic Team Curry was injured. 6 if you include Iggy getting cut…. Game. Set. Match.

  4. Good move to keep JJ, now for TJ & Holmes, just disappointed they let go Belinelli & Ilyasova… they could do with a SF with the rest of their cap space, someone like Hezonja could have been good, I think they need a good shooter to mix with RoCo, he defends the other SF shoots, so between both you get a good one.

  5. Z-A

    Trade for Lillard.

    Parker is nice, but oft injured and not an exact fit.

    Klay is going to re-up. Butler prob will too. Booker is an RFA. Kemba is a possibility. But build the package for 3 years of Lillard. Portland has no chance of contending. I can give up some picks bc I drafted some young guys.

    Fultz + Heat Pick + 2019 Sixers Pick (if not converted to Celtics) and probably another pick or young player (Kork, Shamet, Smith, etc..) not named Saric.

    Big Game Dame, Simmons, JJ, Saric, Embiid

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