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Nets expected to make a ‘hard push’ at J.J. Redick

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Pasted into the middle of Kevin O’Connor’s piece looking at the upcoming free agency on The Ringer is a blurb about the Clippers and what they plan to do with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J Redick. Redick, O’Connor writes, is expected to be courted quite a bit by two Atlantic division teams, the Nets and Sixers.

It’s an increasingly real rumor, bolstered by Redick’s presence in Brooklyn this summer.

“Multiple league sources I’ve spoken to expect the Sixers and Nets to make a hard push at Redick. Were he to go to either of those teams, Redick could receive an opportunity unlike anything he’s had before. He is one of the greatest three-point shooters in league history, and is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-high six 3-point attempts per game.”

O’Connor goes onto point out that Redick does have an apartment in Brooklyn and it may be a fit for him. Moreover, Redick has been working out at HSS Training Center as a courtesy this off-season.

Brian Lewis of the Post also reports on the interest Tuesday, writing,

Two sources tell The Post the team is interested in signing the unrestricted free agent this summer. One source was close to the player, while another is familiar with the team’s plans.

Redick could indeed thrive in Brooklyn and boast some veteran leadership the club needs, but at what cost? It is unclear how much Redick would command on the open market but his three-point shooting would go nicely with the Nets spread-out, pick-and-roll attack that Kenny Atkinson has implemented. So would his veteran status on a very young team.

Buckle up, this is only the first rumor of the offseason, and we’ll only hear more.