JJ Redick, Sixers agree to expensive one-year deal

J.J. Redick is leaving the Clippers on the first full day free agents can negotiate with other teams, agreeing to sign a one-year contract worth $23 million with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to an ESPN report. Most importantly, he shot an impressive 43 percent from 3-point range, which should help spread the floor and open up driving lanes in the 76ers' offense. Redick recently located to the East Coast from Los Angeles, where he spent the past four seasons with the LA Clippers.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, in a video appearance on ESPN's NBA Free Agency Special, says that the Philadelphia Sixers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Brooklyn Nets are among the top destinations for Redick. Redick is coming off a 2016-17 campaign with the Clippers where he averaged 15.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.6 three-pointers across 28.2 minutes.

Redick turned 33 years old earlier in June and the 2016-2017 season was his 11th campaign in the National Basketball Association.

The Sixers' backcourt of the future appears to be set with Simmons and Fultz, but Redick is the potentially the flawless complementary player who can thrive on the court with either of them.

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