PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Sixers need a veteran leader who can make three’s and stretch the floor, ideally at the guard position.
J.J. Redick seems like a perfect match.
Not so fast.
According to ESPN’s highly respect basketball analyst Zach Lowe, the Sixers “have told agents they will seek one-year deals this summer to preserve future space — and possibly use some of their current room to extend Robert Covington.”
A one-year deal will be a hard sell for Redick, who is 33, looking to sign his last big contract.
Earlier this week, it was reported the Sixers and Brooklyn Nets will make a “hard push” for the Clippers shooting guard. Redick owns a home in Brooklyn.
Redick averages 4.4 three-point attempts in 24.9 minutes per game for his career, shooting at a 41.5-percent clip from beyond the arc. In Philly or Brooklyn, he would almost certainly see an increase in shot attempts.