Andrew Lopez: JJ Redick on his @OldManAndThree podcast re: trade to Dallas from NOLA: - Says he made a trade request in November before the season - Around the time of Jrue trade - Knew what was coming with Stan's defensive schemes - Had convos with Griff and Trajan.
Andrew Lopez: - If family came to NOLA, kids would have to quarantine for a week when they got back to Brooklyn - Says Griff basically told him, "Come down for a month, if you still want out, I give you my word, I'll get you to a situation you like" - Had 4 convos after this directly w Griff
Andrew Lopez: Redick: "Obviously, he did not honor his word." - Says his understanding once after he wasn't traded at aggregate deadline was that he was going to get a buyout or traded to a team in the Northeast
Andrew Lopez: @talter asks "Why should any player trust this organization" Redick: "I don't think you're going to get honesty from that front office, objectively speaking. That's not an opinion, I just don't think you're gonna get that. I don't think what happened with me is necessarily...
J.J. Redick is expected to be bought out by the New Orleans Pelicans after the trade deadline, a source tells Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Redick signed a two-year, $26.5 million deal with the Pelicans during the 2019 offseason.
JJ Redick could be an option for the Sixers in the buyout market. According to a league source, Redick is expected to get bought out of his contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Redick wants to play for a team close to his home in Brooklyn. So the Sixers could be a option.
New Orleans actually pulled Redick from the lineup earlier this year as Griffin tried to work out a trade for him. After missing three games, he returned and showed the shooting form that has interested contenders -- 46.4% from 3-point range since the start of February -- but he's now out again, this time after undergoing a nonsurgical procedure on his left heel. The injury and his $13 million salary make finding a match for a trade difficult, and league insiders see him as a possible post-deadline buyout candidate.
May 13, 2021 | 9:32 pm EDT Update
Brian Robb: Celtics have officially locked up the No. 7 seed in East with losses tonight by Hornets and Pacers. They will host No. 8 seed on Tuesday night at Garden in play-in tournament.
Scott Agness: Bucks continue their dominance over the Pacers, winning 142-133. Pacers severely undermanned. T.J. McConnell scored a career-high 23pts. JHoliday (had his best offensive night as a Pacer: 26pts, 8 made 3s. Giannis with 40/15. Up next: vs Lakers on Sat.
Law Murray: 113-90 Clippers win in Charlotte means that Phoenix won’t be clinching the division tonight. Clippers in Houston tomorrow. They’re done with the Eastern Conference… unless they win the Western Conference Finals.
Mirjam Swanson: Nic Batum on Ty’s insistence that he let it fly: “I just let the game come to me, I just try to make the right play… I don’t try to force. I haven’t shot in five minutes, I have to take a shot. No.”
May 13, 2021 | 9:13 pm EDT Update
Last week, The Post reported that Webber’s return for next year was very much in question. There had been no contract negotiations. There was a feeling that TNT did not want him back and maybe he didn’t want to return.
Nick Friedell: JTA: “I’m a Warrior for life. Regardless if I’m here the rest of my career or I’m just here for another year, this is always going to be a part of my heart and a part of me…I grew up idolizing Larry Hughes, now I get to play with Stephen Curry.”