Instant analysis: Sixers forced to move on from J.J Redick

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One of the big questions surrounding this year’s Sixers free agency class was ‘will the team bring back J.J Redick?’ After trading away Landry Shamet and seeing him blossom into a laser-arm, it seemed like bringing back Redick was a no-brainer, and with reports of him ‘wanting to retire a Sixer’ emerging earlier, everything was moving in the right direction…until it wasnt.

Redick has signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to the dark lord himself and his bombs of knowledge. The deal is said to be worth $26.5M.

This stings. The Sixers have signed Redick to two one-year deals, but the veteran wanted longevity and he deserved it. Redick has given the team some much-needed shooting efficiency in those two seasons, averaging a career-high in scoring and providing the Sixers with the adequate floor spacing to facilitate the growth of Embiid and Simmons.

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They’ll likely have to seek a two-way shooter to replace Redick in the starting lineup, such as Wesley Matthews or Danny Green. But with free agency already being filled with ‘Woj Bombs’ don’t expect the Sixers to sit on their hands for too long.

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