The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t waste anytime this free agency season in getting the biggest need for this young team.
On the first day of free agency the Sixers have inked JJ Redick, formally of the LA Clippers. Redick tweeted this out earlier this afternoon:
The news was then confirmed by ESPN’s Adrain Wojnarowski that the deal is one year and 23 million dollars
For his career Redick has been a 41 percent three point shooter, and 44 percent over the last four years with the Clippers. For reference the Sixers were 23rd in the league shooting 34 percent last season.
Even with paying Redick 23 million next year the Sixers still are under be salary cap by 26 million with 14 players on the roster. There is still room for another big move if wanted.
It looks like the Sixers as of this moment will have a starting lineup which looks like this:
That looks pretty solid any way you look at it. The Sixers will still need to have more depth and veteran leadership on the bench to be considered contenders in the East but this is a great start.