JJ Redick likes a bunch of Tweets suggesting he should return to the Philadelphia 76ers
In case you didn’t hear the news yesterday, the Philadelphia 76ers completed a blockbuster trade yesterday, sending Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond to the Brooklyn Nets in return for James Harden and Paul Millsap.
The trade was great for both teams, but it’s hard not to think that the Sixers didn’t win, acquiring James Harden in return for Curry and Drummond. Ben Simmons can’t even be considered given the fact that the biggest fraud in the history of sports was sitting out all season and had no plans to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Regardless, the move was great, and it proved that Daryl Morey’s stubbornness to hold onto Simmons until he landed a star player in return was the correct move. Still, the 76ers have holes to fill, including a backup center outside of Paul Reed or Charles Bassey, and another reliable spot shooter to replace Seth Curry.
Curry was fantastic for the 76ers during his short time here and filled the shoes of JJ Redick, who left the Sixers after the 2018-19 season to join the Pelicans.
After yesterday’s trade, fans all over Twitter started mentioning JJ Redick, and encouraging to come out of retirement to join Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers for one last run at an NBA Championship. Redick was definitely keeping an eye on his notifications, and liked a ton of those Tweets.
JJ Redick Twitter Likes
JJ Redick averaged 17.6 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.5 rebounds in 146 games for the 76ers. After leaving Philly, he joined the New Orleans Pelicans and averaged 13.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 91 games. Before retiring, Redick had a brief stint with the Mavericks, averaging 4.4 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.8 assists over 13 games.
Honestly, adding Redick off the bench to just come in and hit some timely threes is pretty intriguing.
Do I think Redick will rejoin the Philadelphia 76ers? Of course not. However, he probably appreciated the mentions on Twitter and will almost certainly add this as a topic to his Old Man and the Three Podcast.