The New Orleans Pelicans are a veteran security guard, JJ Redick, at Atlantic Division competitors like the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Redick, 36, is in the second year of a two-year contract for $ 26.5 million – and has averaged career lows in field target percentage and three-point percentage.
But despite his preseason struggles, Redick is sure to attract applicants before close of trading.
Charania reports that Redick would rather return to the northeast; His family lives in Brooklyn.
Fortunately, the Nets, 76s, and Celtics are all candidates for Redick’s services.
In order for the networks to acquire Redick, they have to do extreme financial gymnastics in order for the money to work.
The player salaries of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden alone have brought the networks almost over the salary cap.
The 76ers were able to adjust player salaries in a number of ways without losing key rotating pieces like Seth Curry or Danny Green.
The Celtics could use the trade exception created as a result of the Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade – but many believe they’ll likely use this for a bigger goal than Redick.
Whatever happens, it is very likely that Redick will be postponed before trading closes on March 25th.