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Report: “Growing sentiment” Redick not returning to Bucks

May 17, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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I didn’t know it could grow a lot more after J.J. Redick said he didn’t speak to his own coach during the playoffs, but I guess the sentiment he is gone from the Bucks has indeed grown.

Redick is a free agent this summer that the Bucks would like to keep but has a lot of options. And he likes those options more, according to a note in the Journal-Times.

There is growing sentiment Bucks backup guard J.J. Redick, who is an unrestricted free agent, will sign with another team in July.

Like I said, that sentiment was already pretty big.

Redick did not mesh well on the court with Brandon Jennings, the restricted free agent the Bucks are expected to bring back — they were -10 per 48 minutes when on the court together this season. That’s not exactly motivation for Redick’s return either.

The Bucks need to hire a coach and figure out a direction for the team, then hope that interests Redick. The Bucks have questions about Monta Ellis (an unrestricted free agent also) but everything has to start with a coach and a style for the team, rather than just the collection of players they were.

Even then, smart money says Redick is gone.

  1. fanofevilempire - May 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    this guy is no big time guy, hired shooter, will get 5 mil some where.

  2. Clark Kent - May 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    He blows.

  3. paleihe - May 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Well then that was a horrible trade before the deadline.

    Trade away Harris to rent Reddick for half a season…when you aren’t even close to being in title contention.

    Regarding Jennings, let him walk. He’s not the answer at point guard, definitely not worth max money.

    • bougin89 - May 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      They made that trade thinking they would also get Josh Smith from the Hawks. The Smith trade fell through at the last minute but they still made the deal for Reddick. Tobias clearly fell out of favor in Milwaukee, he was rejuvenated by the trade that he clearly needed. Not sure what the ceiling is for Harris but it didn’t seem all that high when he was in Milwaukee.

  4. supremekingz - May 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Da Bullz!!!

  5. onereasonableman - May 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    “Redick is a free agent this summer that the Bucks would like to keep but has a lot of options.”

    The fact that we pick apart players for their lack of skill and/or lack of commitment to improvement, yet a sentence like this can be “published” is ridiculous. Do the Bucks want to keep this summer? Who has options – Redick or the Bucks?

    How about — “Reddick is a free agent this summer and has a lot of options. The Bucks would like to keep him.”

    • onereasonableman - May 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      And yes, I misspelled Redick — but at least I recognize that error.

      Now I’m going to look up the definition of irony.

  6. muskyhunter2542 - May 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    What a horrible trade. Almost as bad as the Ray Allen trade… However, that was one of the worst in NBA history.

  7. 13arod - May 17, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    im a big Redick fan he does need to work on his shot a little bit and he wil earn 15 million

  8. sportsnut101 - May 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Buick need good coach maybe Brian shaw fits well here

    Ellis just sucked

    Jennings can’t shoot that well

    Reddick has got much better since he entered league but I see him as a better fit in Houston especially if d12 signs there harden n reddick in same back court Reddick will get the easier open looks ever

    He’s not staying with bucks Bulls need him but butler will start next yr.

  9. Uncle Charlie - May 17, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Is it really that difficult to use highschool level grammar?

    • anhdazman - May 18, 2013 at 2:32 AM

      I believe it’s high school. Two words.

  10. biasedhomer - May 17, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Funny thing is, out of the 3 (Ellis, Redick, and Jennings), Redick is the best

  11. themagicfanguy - May 17, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    I loved watching JJ play, but trading him for Tobias Harris seems like a steal now. I guess Hennigan ain’t so crazy after all.

    • beaverholmes - May 18, 2013 at 2:03 AM

      Hate to brake it to ya themagicfanguy, but Tobias Harris is not as big of a steal as you think. He was given an opportunity to be a key component for you guys simply because you had nobody else, due to injury. Next year I think we will find out the true value of Mr. Harris. Once he looses minutes in the rotation he will come un done, just like he did earlier this year for the bucks.

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