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Report: ‘Most teams’ expect J.J. Redick to be traded before the deadline

Feb 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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The Orlando Magic are in a full-fledged rebuilding situation, which doesn’t lend itself to signing veteran role players in free agency during the offseason.

This is just one of the factors that makes it extremely likely that J.J Redick is expected to be dealt before the feb. 21 trade deadline passes.

From Marc Stein of

The Orlando sharpshooter is the player, with [Rudy Gay] off the board, most teams cite when asked to name a player who will definitely be dealt between now and the deadline.

Our old friend Ric Bucher recently reported that the Magic want draft considerations or a quality young player still on his rookie contract if they’re going to part with Redick …

All of this makes perfect sense.

Redick is in the middle of his best statistical year ever, averaging 15.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists, while shooting 45.6 percent from the field — numbers which are all career-highs. He also shoots 40.5 percent from three-point distance, while sitting at seventh in attempts for the season.

The only holdup for a team wanting to deal for Redick would likely be the negotiation to determine what his value should be beyond this season. Redick will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, so no one will give up legitimate assets for him unless they can be assured they can retain his services at a reasonable price.

The best fit might be for a team that has championship aspirations to give up a draft pick or a young player buried on its bench. Redick could be merely a rental at that point, with the team potentially benefiting short-term by adding some firepower, and the player getting the opportunity to build his free agent value, while contributing meaningful minutes to a team making a run deep into the playoffs.

  1. supremekingz - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Da Bullz!

  2. mrlaloosh - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Da Pelicanz!

  3. hahapapa - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Da Jazz

  4. shanelsweet - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    So the good teams poach the best players. What about the fans. Instead of seeing Reddick play, they get somebody else who isn’t as good. And the season is just half over.

  5. brotherlove2012 - Feb 2, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    If the Bulls could pull this off it would help them a lot. And if Derrick Rose comes back as the player he once was. The Bulls would be very dangerous comes playoff time.

    • saint1997 - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:47 AM

      i agree. Maybe marquis teague and a pick? Possibly they could give away the future ‘Cats pick if they got Redick and another good player

    • nbascreed - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      Maybe. Is he really any different than Korver? I say no, in fact Korver was bigger and less of liability on D.

  6. themagicfanguy - Feb 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    The magic would want a first round pick or young player in return. So maybe Teague? Butler? A pick? Idk..

    • itsthemelman82 - Feb 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      Sorry pal but Pax and Thibs aren’t gonna part w/ Butler for Reddick.. Teague, Hamilton & a pick might be more probable.

    • moseskkim - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:42 AM

      They are way to excited about jimmy butler to part with him. He’s the future along with drose

      • saint1997 - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:48 AM

        dude i agree! I love that guy! They could happily package Deng and Boozer for an elite 2 with Gibson and Butler playing as well as they are

  7. mikefrommars - Feb 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Would fit well with the Spurs if they weren’t so darn deep.

  8. jnoah13 - Feb 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    It amazes me that there are still people that want to trade a great young asset or draft picks for a one-season rental as far as bulls fans go. Teague would have been a top 5 pick if he stayed in college, butler also has a higher upside, and draft picks, you mean cheap young talent? no thanks, some other team can have redick. He can’t create his own shot very well either, not worth it. Good player, not worth it though. The bulls roster isn’t changing.

  9. goldmember21 - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Da HEat!

  10. sportsnut101 - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    I don’t see no1 getting him. Why can’t Orlando resign him Don’t they need shooters

    Pls no more undersized guards needed in Chicago. Yes they need a shooter but Sumone who do more then just shoot We already kover. Who just shoots. Last yr for rip on bulls thank u lord

  11. themagicfanguy - Feb 3, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    Except that the Magic wouldn’t want Boozer or Deng. They want picks and young players with potential. So it would have to be Teague, Butler, or picks.

  12. sdb74 - Feb 3, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Perfect fit for Pacers.

  13. themagicfanguy - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    @nbascreed Um, no. He is more of a creator than Korver, and BETTER defensively. People who have never seen Redick play always act like he’s bad on defense for some reason, even though he has become quite competent. Also, nobody is going to go to your link, just stop.

  14. december77 - Feb 3, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Trade him to the Jazz for Milsap, so I can finally start Favors on my fantasy team

  15. albie23 - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Deng and Boozer for Reddick? Jimmy Butler and Teague?? All guys are really stupid! Trade a good package that may be having a fluke year? You can trade Boozer by himself and get more in return. Gotta keep Deng and definitely keep Jimmy Butler!

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