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JJ Redick
JJ Redick
Position: G
Born: 06/24/84
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $12,250,000
He thinks the Magic made a smart move when they traded him and two other players on Feb. 21, 2013, to the Milwaukee Bucks for 20-year-old forward Tobias Harris and two other players. “The trade for Tobias was definitely in Orlando’s favor,” Redick said in a quiet corner of the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room. “You get a guy who’s going to get you 18 (points) and 8 (rebounds) at 22, or whatever age Tobias was at the time. It was absolutely a great trade. Things obviously didn’t turn out great for them subsequently, but I think they made the right call.”
“I think the mind-set is to build towards May and June,” Redick said. “Sort of have that macro approach to things and really look at big-picture stuff. Understanding we need to improve.” The Sixers are on board as a unit. The returning players don’t want to feel the sting of another letdown. The new additions are hungry to help the Sixers improve. “We have guys who can step up,” Simmons said. “Everybody’s going to play their roles. We have guys who can score, guys who can defend. I think when you put it all together, when everyone’s playing the right way, playing together, the sky’s the limit, and we know that. We have a great team, great coaches, and guys want to play together.”
So what does a culture defined by the Sixers’ young superstars look like? Is there sufficient oxygen in Philadelphia for Simmons, a far more introverted personality than the vocal Embiid, to contribute to the collective identity? Can Simmons be satisfied with broad admiration for his competitiveness and selflessness as a player, if Embiid is beloved as a charismatic leader? Many inside the franchise believe that the dynamic will reveal itself over time, as it does in any marriage. “Those guys are still figuring it out,” JJ Redick says. “They’re evolving players, but even more important, they’re evolving people.”
1 week ago via ESPN
In August, the Philadelphia sharpshooter finally pulled the plug. He erased his once-beloved social media apps—Twitter and Instagram. He deleted all of his accounts—including his private Instagram account that only his close family and friends knew about. All of it, gone. Why would an NBA player in 2018 do such a thing? “It’s a dark place,” he says of social media. “It’s not a healthy place. It’s not real. It’s not a healthy place for ego”—he pauses slightly—”if we’re talking about some Freudian shit. It’s just this cycle of anger and validation and tribalism. It’s scary, man.”