JJ Redick leaves Clippers for $23 million deal in Philadelphia

JJ Redick leaves Clippers for $23 million deal in Philadelphia

Free agent guard JJ Redick has reached agreement on a one-year, $23 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN.

Redick taking a one-year deal is surprising, but he will be paid handsomely and is able to enter free agency again next summer. Just as this news hit, Redick tweeted "Trust the process", so he is excited about his new team.

More to come as details become available. After building up a talented young core with the likes of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and rookie Markelle Fultz, the Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly added a top-end free agent. 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.

The former Duke star, who previously played for the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks, struggled this year in the playoffs.

Redick also took to Twitter to indicate he's heading to Philly.

The Sixers would have to shell out money to get the restricted free agents in order to avoid the Pistons and Wizards, respectively, from matching the contract offers.

The 6-foot-4 Redick is a career.415 percent shooter from 3-point range.

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