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Jul 16

Magic Retain J.J. Redick

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Via Orlando Magic:

The Orlando Magic have exercised its right of first refusal and retained restricted free agent guard J.J. Redick, General Manager Otis Smith announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Orlando had seven days to match an offer sheet made to Redick by Chicago on July 9.

“J.J. (Redick) is a valuable part of our organization, both on the court and in our community,” said Smith. “He has worked extremely hard during his four seasons with us and improved every year. We’re happy that J.J. will be back to help us reach our ultimate goal.”

Redick (#7, 6’4”, 190, 6/24/84) played in all 82 games last season with Orlando, averaging a career-high 9.6 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 22.0 minpg. He made nine starts, averaging 13.0 ppg., 2.9 apg. and 2.7 rpg. in 35.1 minpg. during that span. Redick led the Magic in both three-point shooting (.405, 111-274) and free throw shooting (.860, 191-222), ranking 17th in the NBA in both categories. He also appeared in all 14 playoff games, averaging 7.5 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 19.2 minpg.

5 comments
Eddy Rivera
Eddy Rivera

@Will

Be thankful that Magic ownership is willing to spend.

@Mikeyho

Redick will continue in his role as a back-up to Carter, but I wouldn't be surprised if he had a chance to be the starting two-guard in the future.

@just passing

Maybe.

just passing
just passing

I feel like JJ is gonna surprise us even more this year.

JoeybarZ
JoeybarZ

Epic win!!! Way to go Otis

Mikeyho
Mikeyho

I feel like Stan was supporting Carter all year despite his struggles. He didn't struggle all the time but most people didn't expect him to have one of the worst seasons of his career. That said, I wonder what happens with J.J. I personally felt better in the playoffs when Redick was on the floor. Any other month besides January I really liked Carter.

I know Carter will start this year but J.J. is doing good. It's good to see him stay around especially since we drafted him. It shows our team is great at developing talent to go along with our new spending habits. We'll see Redick have some surprisingly good games this year for sure.

Will
Will

Hey, works for me. I was back and forth with my feelings on Redick. From a business perspective I didn't want him because it cost too much but then I realized: what do I care? It's not my money.

I've always wanted him emotionally and now we have him and things look good. At the very least we'll have Ray Allen shut down if we meet up in the playoffs again! Go Otis! Spend that green baby.