Report: 76ers, Nets, Knicks interested in J.J. Redick
Report: 76ers, Nets, Knicks interested in J.J. Redick

With Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both headed for unrestricted free agency, J.J. Redick figures to be the most likely odd man out for the Los Angeles Clippers this summer.

Redick, himself a free-agent-to-be, is expected to seek a contract in the $18 million-$20 million range - an annual price tag the Clippers will reportedly be unwilling to meet - and three long-suffering teams with cap space to burn may jump into the mix.

The Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Knicks are all interested in pursuing the 32-year-old shooting guard in free agency, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Redick will be a "significant target" for the shooting-starved Sixers, Wojnarowski suggested on "The Vertical Podcast" with Chris Mannix on Wednesday, adding that Philadelphia would like to have him as a veteran mentor to its younger players.

"Brooklyn, the Knicks are (other) teams that have interest in Redick," Wojnarowski added. "We'll see how far they're willing to pay."

The Sixers have just $36 million in guaranteed salary on their books next season, and even if they pick up all of their options, they'll have over $50 million in cap room to play with. They're clearly intent on pivoting from their years-long rebuild, which finally started to bear fruit last season, toward something resembling competitiveness. They've already been tied to free-agent point guard Kyle Lowry.

The Nets and Knicks will both have max-level cap room as well, though the Knicks would eat into theirs significantly if they re-sign point guard Derrick Rose, as team president Phil Jackson has suggested they might.

Redick averaged 15 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists for the Clippers this past season, shooting 42.9 percent on a career-high six 3-point attempts per game.

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