In a podcast recorded after the dust had settled from the NBA Draft Lottery, Adrian Wojnarowski said J.J. Redick, an unrestricted free agent this summer, is being sought not just by the Clippers, but by three Atlantic Division teams, the Nets, Knicks and 76ers.
Woj stated that the Sixers appear to have the most interest, but that the Nets may want to add the 6’4” shooting guard, if the price is right.
“Brooklyn, the Knicks are teams that have interest in Redick. We'll see how far they're willing to pay,” Woj noted.
Redick, who turns 33 in June, averaged 15 points a game this past season, shooting 42.9 percent from deep. Over the past three seasons, he’s shot near 45 percent beyond the arc and averaged 16 points a game. Some have suggested he’s looking for as much as $15 to $20 million per year. That would consume half of what the Nets currently have in cap space.
Woj said Philly would appear to be in the lead for the Duke legend.
“Redick is a guy who at least in the short term who give them a guy who comes in and start to space the floor a little bit and gives them the reason why they wanted Manu Ginobili last year... they wanted Manu to come in and be a mentor, be a veteran.
Redick of course recently purchased a $4 million condo in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. Earlier this week, Jeremy Lin said he’s been working out with his Nets teammates and Redick, making it seem that Redick has been working out at HSS Training Center.
Woj said Redick could fill the veterans void for the Nets
“He impacts a locker room and I do think for Brooklyn, for New York, for Philadelphia, that's a big part of the appeal for Redick,” he said.
Woj also reiterated that with their draft pick issue settled, the Lakers may move to dump Timofey Mozgov’s remaining salary, $48 million over three years. On Tuesday, Woj suggested the Nets are interested in taking on salary if they can add a draft pick or “a good young player.” He suggested then that the Lakers and Nets could be a match. Mozgov, who turns 31 in July, played only 54 games last season, averaging 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds.