The latest news to emerge from Los Angeles is that NBA veteran shooting guard – J.J. Redick is set to leave the Clippers during the offseason.
It’s reported that the 32-year-old sharpshooter is looking for a contract that will give him between $18-$20 million dollars per year. Numerous sources are saying that the Clippers aren’t willing to pay that much for Redick but if he opted for a lower contract they would be willing to resign him.
Redick is still a valuable player in the League and is one of the NBA’s top shooters from long range. He would be a great addition to many teams in the NBA so we’ve compiled a list of three destinations where we could see Redick end up at in the offseason.
Miami narrowly missed out on a Playoff spot this year after being beaten to the Eastern Conference’s 8th seed by the Chicago Bulls. Miami really rallied together in the second half of this season and we can expect them to come back stronger than ever next season to try and fix what went wrong for them this year. Dion Waiters was the starting shooting guard for the Heat this year but there is a possibility of him leaving Miami in the offseason.
Redick would be a great replacement for Waiters and would fit right in with the Miami squad. Redick averaged 15 ppg this year for the Clippers. Keep Miami in mind as a strong landing spot for J.J. in the Summer.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans currently have one of the top frontcourts in the League in DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis but it’s clear that more help is needed in order for New Orleans to make the Playoffs next year. The addition of Redick to the squad would give the Pelicans a major boost on the offensive end of the court as his three-point shooting would cause teams around the League big problems.
The Pelicans currently have E’Twaun Moore as their starting shooting guard so the addition of J.J. Redick to the roster would be a massive upgrade!
Los Angeles Lakers
The young Lakers had a promising season but really missed that veteran leadership to lead the team when times got tough! L.A hope to add Paul George to their side in the Summer but there is also a real chance that Redick could also join the side.
Redick would be an ideal fit with the Lakers if he were to sign with the squad and would become a solid scoring option for the squad as he averaged nearly 3 three-pointers a game and had a field goal percentage of just below 45% this season. The L.A Lakers are one of the most likely destinations for Redick in the upcoming offseason.