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Report: Bucks interested in trading for Magic guard J.J. Redick

Feb 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

J.J. Redick AP

The Magic don’t have a lot of reasons to retain J.J Redick in free agency this summer, considering the team is in a full-fledged rebuild and Redick, though in the middle of his best statistical season yet, is likely to have an asking price higher than it would make sense for Orlando to pay.

This is why the Magic are widely expected to deal Redick before the Feb. 21 trade deadline, and one report has the Milwaukee Bucks as the latest team interested in dealing for one of the league’s top shooters.

From Marc Stein of ESPN.com:

Weekend Dime addendum: Milwaukee now in mix for Magic’s JJ Redick. Bucks, I’m told, assessing their ability to retain sharpshooter long term.

To meet asking price for Redick — expiring(s) and a future first-round pick — Bucks naturally wanna know they can retain free agent-to-be.

The Bucks are currently holding down the eight seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, four games ahead of the ninth-place Sixers. Redick could easily provide enough of an offensive boost to move them up a couple of spots, thereby avoiding a matchup with the defending champion Heat in the postseason’s first round.

That might be enough to persuade Milwaukee into parting with an expiring contract to rent Redick for the remainder of this season, but the team would be foolish to include future first round picks in any deal unless there were assurances that Redick would re-sign with the Bucks this summer, and do so at a palatable price.

  1. money2long - Feb 9, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    i luv trade season

    • saint1997 - Feb 9, 2013 at 6:51 PM

      way to copy my comment

      • money2long - Feb 9, 2013 at 7:05 PM

        lol
        who would like a comment like this so quickly ? stop liking your own statement.

        and for the record, you are wrong. mayb i wrote the same comment as you, but i did not copy you. big difference. i have no clue anyone wrote this. stop thinking people focus on your every word. it takes a real headcase to think someone copied such a generic statement.

      • saint1997 - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:42 PM

        hahahha i love you man you just made my day hahahahhaha

  2. lastdukestreetking - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    The Magic can get a better deal than an expiring contract. Redick’s comtract is expiring so why trade him if that’s all the Magic get?

  3. siege102 - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Please bucks management, do not give up a 1st rounder for reddick, regardless of whether a long term deal is reached!

  4. sportsnut101 - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Just bid for him in the offseason. Won’t lose a pick.

    If its 2nd rd picks ok

  5. gmsalpha - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    If I were JJ, I’d totally ditch the warm weather theme park mecca of Orlando for the cold dreary climate of Milwaukee.

    All kidding aside, a terrible rebuilding team versus a sure-fire playoff team. Hmmm…..playoffs, please!

    • saint1997 - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      are the Bucks a sure fire playoff team? They’re 8th right now and Philly and Toronto are only getting better

  6. greej1938l - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Toronto?? Hahahaha there better…but cmon…not a chance

  7. fm31970 - Feb 10, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Wow, with Ellis, Jennings, and Reddick on the floor at the same time, the Bucks would be TINY. Maybe that’s Hammond’s thinking, or maybe all three would never set foot on the floor at the same time, but as stated, now way do they give up anything of value for what amounts to a rental.

    I forsee someone else stepping up and offering Orlando more than what the Bucks are or will be. Reddick could fit well in Denver, where they score a lot and don’t rely on a shut-down defense.

  8. chevyss69 - Feb 10, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    wish the Nuggets could get him

  9. themagicfanguy - Feb 10, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    Bucks first round pick for JJ? I’d take that deal.

  10. mazblast - Feb 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    He’s not worth a first round pick. Not even close. Name player from a name school, marginal NBA contributor at best.

  11. themagicfanguy - Feb 10, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    @maz Yeah, because there are just SO many shooting guards in the NBA that can average 14ppg and 4-5apg, shoot 45-40-90, play efficiently and happily as a starter or off the bench, AND play good team defense, right? Supply is low, demand is high. He is easily worth a 1st round pick, considering most 1st round picks don’t play as well as he does. You’re clueless.

  12. ravissevens - Feb 11, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I think the Magic have a lot of reasons to re-sign JJ.
    He is a player that has worked his butt off to get where he is now. Consistently improved his game from year to year. Consummate professional, good guy, doesn’t create drama and basically sets the perfect example for the kids coming through.
    Sure we could probably get a mid to late first for him, but I think his leadership and all the previously mentioned things are far more valuable.

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