J.J. Redick Signs Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

JULY 15, 517pm: Redick’s contract signing is official, according to a team press release.

JUNE 30, 5:03pm: The Pelicans have reached an agreement with veteran sharpshooter J.J. Redick, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that Redick will sign a two-year, $26.5MM deal with the club.

It’s a savvy addition for a Pelicans club that looks more intriguing by the day. While the team has added a boatload of talent so far this offseason – including Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes, Lonzo Ball, and Brandon Ingram – the roster was still lacking in floor-spacers. Redick will provide that spacing in spades.

Redick, who is entering his age-35 season, is a career 41.3% shooter from beyond the three-point line. Last season in Philadelphia, he averaged a career-best 18.1 PPG and knocked down a career-high 3.2 threes per game at a 39.7% rate.

While the Sixers will lose Redick, they’ve recovered nicely tonight, agreeing to terms with Al Horford and setting up a sign-and-trade deal involving Jimmy Butler that will send Josh Richardson to Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, the Pelicans still have cap room after committing to Redick, but appear set to use most of the rest of it to acquire Derrick Favors from Utah.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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26 thoughts on “J.J. Redick Signs Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

  1. There’s their 3 point shooter. JJ Reddick was able to help out the young 76ers team and can do the same in NOLA!

  2. Thronson5

    76ers losing Reddick and Butler? That’s not good! Not a 6ers fan but hopefully they can at least keep Harris.

  3. Theone23

    Wow. What a shock, and what an underrated loss for the 76ers. If they lose Jimmy, they are in huge trouble

  4. KnicksFanCavsFan

    Griff is doing a great job retooling this Pelicans team. They should be a moderately successful team. Not too often do you see a #1 overall pick going to a team with as much good support around him. Great job Griff.

  5. formerlyz

    This makes me think a Butler sign and trade is increasingly possible, although I never hold my breath on that stuff

  6. SportsBum

    Sorry but this isn’t as big of a loss as you all think. Redick’s only skill is his shooting and he never shot when we needed him to or if he did, he missed. He was so unclutch and he’s a huge liability defensively. He really brings nothing but his shooting and it seemed like the only time he put up points or had good shooting nights is when we didn’t need him to because the game was out of reach for us or the opposing team.

    Losing Butler will be huge though if we don’t sign another big name to replace him.

    • washington_bonercats

      You must have watched 6ers games with the TV off. Redick is an amazing shooter on a team that could not shoot to save its life. This is a very very subtle but incredibly devastating blow to the process

      • SportsBum

        Lmfao, if you say so. Addition by subtraction. He was a liability. The reason the 76ers didn’t resign him is because they didn’t want him in a starting role anymore. They wanted him to come off the bench. That should tell you how useless he was

    • Curtisrowe

      Yeah, I am sure you will find another SG that can drop 18 a game and shoot 40 percent from 3. Let me know how that goes.

      • SportsBum

        We don’t need to. We just need someone that plays better defense and allows the team to score more when he’s on the court than be scored on. We need a player that will fulfill the role he’s meant for, not be a shooter but scared to take a shot when we need it.

        • x%sure

          As a fourth wheel it wasn’t nevessarily his call when to shoot. The Sixers will miss him. I thought it would take more to sign him… I think he picked the team he wanted and gave them a good price, like last year

          • SportsBum

            It was definitely his call to be the “great shooter” everyone says he is in times when we needed 3’s late in games. They literally called his number many times only for him to pass the shot up as time was winding down forcing a lesser shooter to hack up a contested 3 before time expired.

            He was more worried about trying to keep his percentage up than trying to actually make a shot when the 76ers needed it. He was so unclutch.

            As for missing him? No they won’t. They’ll be much better without him. They won’t need to worry about calling plays for him at the end of the game only for him to pass it up and they won’t have to worry about the opposing team trying to get their star player matched up against him for an easy basket because his defense was non-existent. That literally happened all playoffs the past 2 years.

            He picked a team that’s willing to give him a starting role and decent money which ended up being one of the worst teams in the NBA. That should tell you the type of person he is. He doesn’t care about winning. He cares about himself. That’s also how he ended up on the 76ers. Starting role and good money. Maybe he’ll get lucky to land on an up and coming team again but I don’t think the Pelicans are as good of shape as the 76ers were.

            • Totally agree with you SportsBum! JJ is a great shooter, not so much in the playoffs, when is needed, but his defending is sooo bad that more than offsets his shooting, glad to see him going, would have been good to keep as a 6th man maybe at 5MM/year NOLA is OVERPAYING him! Also is gonna be out from bench as Zo & Jrue should be the starters, is a down move only for the money. Bye bye JJ, Philly is gonna be better & stronger without you next year.

  7. Black Ace57

    Sixers better not screw up with Butler and Harris. Ever since Hinkie has been gone Colangelo and Brand have given up all the assets they have outside Simmons and Embiid. Thanks Adam Silver for screwing Hinkie.

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