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JJ Redick
Position: G
Born: 06/24/84
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $23,000,000
JJ Redick, Philadelphia 76ers: “Kawhi Leonard is awesome. In terms of individual defense, he’s probably as good as it gets in terms of his versatility and ability to guard multiple positions. He can guard anyone – small and big. A guy who did a great job [defending me] last year was Jaylen Brown. Avery [Bradley] was hurt the first time we played them, so Jaylen guarded me in Boston and he just did a great job of sticking with me. He has the length, he’s strong and he’s athletic.”
One interesting note is that Redick said the Rockets originally offered a four-year deal, but then reduced the number of years to three. During the conversation around the 16-minute mark, Redick explains what happened: “They offered four [years] and then they went three. Daryl [Morey] always has a million things going on, like in A Beautiful Mind with all of the stuff written on the chalkboard. I’m sure he had four or five deals out there [he was working on]. The day before free agency, I thought it was a four-year deal. Chris Paul and I talked for about 30 minutes the night before free agency started. I wanted to go there. “[It didn’t work out] – some of it was numbers and some of it was other factors like relocating the family and – I hate to say this – but you never know with Daryl and how he operates. A three-year deal could really be a six-month deal if you get dealt at the trade deadline for a superstar as part of a package of six.”
He spoke with Alex Kennedy about his choice on The HoopsHype Podcast. One interesting note is that Redick said the Rockets originally offered a four-year deal, but then reduced the number of years to three. During the conversation around the 16-minute mark, Redick explains what happened: “They offered four [years] and then they went three. Daryl [Morey] always has a million things going on, like in A Beautiful Mind with all of the stuff written on the chalkboard. I’m sure he had four or five deals out there [he was working on]. The day before free agency, I thought it was a four-year deal. Chris Paul and I talked for about 30 minutes the night before free agency started. I wanted to go there.
That’s why he ultimately decided to sign the one-year deal with Philly, saying that the opportunity to play with this young core was “too good” to pass up. “As these guys get older and get more experience, I think there’s an opportunity to make a leap and really be one of the elite teams not only the East, but in the NBA. That’s a credit to Sam Hinkie, Bryan Colangelo and to their owners.”