Former 76ers guard J.J. Redick announces his retirement
After a lengthy and successful NBA career, former 76er J.J. Redick announced his retirement this morning after 15 seasons in the NBA. Redick was drafted 11th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft and spent most of his career with the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers.
Right when the 76ers first begun to exit the process, Redick was one of the team’s first free agency splashes, signing him to a one-year $23 million deal in 2017. During his two seasons with the Sixers, Redick was the team’s best perimeter shooter, averaging over 40% from three.
Following the heartbreaking loss to the Toronto Raptors, Redick left Philly and signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Last season, there were rumors that the 76ers were interested in acquiring J.J. Redick, but eventually, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
Although he wasn’t in Philadelphia for a long time, J.J. Redick quickly cemented himself as one of the team’s best three-point shooters in franchise history. Redick made over 430 three-pointers in just two seasons, and he sits 15th all-time in the NBA with 1,950 threes.
After leaving the 76ers, Redick was candid about his time here and gave fascinating insight into what happened in the locker room during his two seasons here. Meanwhile, for the 76ers, they are still trying to convince Ben Simmons to attend training camp next week while he awaits a trade.
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