J.J. Redick isn't a superstar, but he is set to be one of the most sought-after free agents this summer. He is virtually guaranteed not to be back with the Clippers next season due to their salary cap situation and the contract he is expected to command on the open market.
Redick's shooting and veteran leadership would make him a valuable asset on pretty much every team in the league, but who is expected to get him? Here are his three most likely destinations:
3) Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles could use more three-point threats in their wide-open attack, and Redick is one of the best in the entire league. Plus, he'd give them another veteran leader with experience. He also wouldn't have to leave the city, which is appealing. However, LA is saving their cap space to make a run at Paul George next summer, so they may not be willing to offer Redick the contract he is looking for.
2) Oklahoma City Thunder
What OKC does (or doesn't do) with Blake Griffin this offseason will determine if they move to the top of this list or not. The Thunder need to surround Russell Westbrook with shooters, but ranked last in the NBA in three-point shooting last season. Enter Redick, who could start alongside Westbrook and space the floor. Oklahoma City does have some cap space to play with this summer - their pursuit of Redick will depend on if they go after another star or not.
1) Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers are armed with a great deal of cap space this summer, and while they plan to pursue All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, they also have their sights set on Redick. They're a team that is looking to break out of their rebuild and are looking to add veteran players to serve as mentors for their young stars. Philly also has a desperate need in the backcourt, allowing Redick to slide right into a starting role and provide outside shooting for the Sixers (which they really don't have at all).
Yes, it's not a contender, but with the amount of money the 76ers should be able to throw at Redick, they're the favorite to land him.Back to the NBA Newsfeed