Knicks, Nets Viewed As Most Likely Landing Spots For JJ Redick

The Knicks and the Nets are viewed as two likely destinations for veteran free agent shooting guard J.J. Redick, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.JJ Redick

Redick, 37, lives in Brooklyn and multiple reports have stated he would like to stay in the area. Given that the Knicks and Nets are winning, a move to either team would make sense for a player who could come off the bench and still offer the immediate threat of outside shooting.

That said, Redick made it clear he would prefer to play less than a full season.

“​​My focus right now is just hanging with my family and enjoying the offseason,” he said on a recent podcast, via Fischer. “And we’ll make a decision on next season—what team, what city, etc.—probably sometime in the next two or three months. But, you know, I would say, pretty much definitively, like, I won’t be in a training camp to start the season. That’s not gonna happen. So, you know, I’ll join a team at some point this season and finish the year and try to go get a chip.”

Redick was traded from the Pelicans to the Mavericks in March, then entered unrestricted free agency. He averaged 7.4 points and shot 37 percent on 3-pointers in 44 games overall last season.

“Redick’s apparent desire to land with the Knicks and the Nets has long circulated in the NBA,” Fischer reported. “Several executives have even speculated the veteran could retire if he does not come to terms with either franchise. Yet there likely will be other suitors interested in adding Redick’s bench shooting come January as well.”

Fischer then quoted a Western Conference head coach as saying, “I would bring him on. He can go anywhere and provide value.”

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