JJ Redick Signs with 76ers

Erica Murray
July 2, 2017

The Sixers are more interested in giving the 11-year vet a one-year deal, albeit one that comes with a lucrative price of at least $20 million, which is nearly three folds than what the Clippers paid Redick last season.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed shooting guard J.J. Redick to a one-year, $23 million contract Saturday afternoon, according to ESPN.

Redick tipped his hand with a tweet: "Trust the process", a clear nod to Philadelphia's mantra during its rebuilding cycle over the last several years. Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets.

Redick, 33, was ranked No. 25 on the list of top available free agents this offseason compiled by ESPN's Kevin Pelton.

Since Redick entered the league, only five players - Stephen Curry, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, Klay Thompson and Jason Terry - have made more 3-pointers than the former Duke sharpshooter.

Last season, Redick averaged 15.0 points and drilled 42.9 percent of his threes on a career-high six long-range attempts per game.

With Griffin on board, the Clippers were expected to address their hole at small forward.

The team only has the $8.4 million mid-level exception left to spend although they could potentially shed salary to sign someone to a heftier contract.

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