J.J. Redick Trade Rumors Tracker: Recapping the Latest Buzz

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J.J. Redick Trade Rumors Tracker: Recapping the Latest Buzz
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J.J. Redick is quite an intriguing player that may be available at the 2013 NBA trade deadline, as the Orlando Magic shooting guard has had his name involved in a handful of scenarios and potential deals.

 

UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 21, 12:17 p.m. ET by Alex Kay

It seems that J.J. Redick is intrigued by at least one organization that is interested in acquiring his services, while another team has recently made it known that they aren't going all in on trading for the sweet-shooting guard.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Redick owns a home in Austin, Texas and would like to play for the always-contending San Antonio Spurs.

Wojnarowski also noted that the Milwaukee Bucks are still in the running for the former Duke Blue Devils star, but aren't as likely to swing a deal by the 3 p.m. ET deadline.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 21, 8:45 a.m. ET by Donald Wood

Despite the rumors that Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick would be traded before Thursday’s deadline, the latest report has the team ready to hold on to the talented shooter and willing to sign him to a long-term deal, according to WKMG Local 6 News in Orlando.

Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore has learned through multiple NBA sources that the Magic have no plans of trading J.J. Redick by Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline.

Pingalore is reporting this on the heels of a story that has surfaced by Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated saying, "I think J.J. Redick gets moved. I think Orlando sort of sifts through the offers and come Thursday early afternoon will take the best one on the table."

Pingalore was told by sources the DeVos family is adamant to keep Redick in a Magic uniform and potentially sign him to a long term deal this summer.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 12:53 a.m. ET by Michael Moraitis

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the San Antonio Spurs are the latest team looking to land Redick:

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UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 12:18 a.m. ET by Dan Talintyre

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that guard J.J. Redick—who was rumored to be making a move somewhere—may not be leaving Orlando after all.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11:25 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly interested in trading for Magic star J.J. Redick, according to ESPN's Chris Vernon.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 11:10 p.m. ET by Dan Talintyre

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that several teams could be interested in a deal for Redick, with Orlando unlikely to be the highest bidder. Philadelphia, Indiana, Milwaukee, Chicago and Minnesota are all thought to be interested.

Despite intentions to keep free-agent guard J.J. Redick this summer, it's unlikely the Orlando Magic will be his highest bidder come July 1. The Magic are willing to re-sign Redick to a deal near the mid-level exception of $5 million per year, but sources say Redick's agent, Arn Tellem, will likely start the bidding at four years, $40 million for Redick on the free-agent market.

Redick won't get that kind of a deal, but teams with interest in the guard tell Yahoo! Sports they could be willing to pay him in the range of $7 million annually. Redick has great value for contending teams who understand how far he grew under former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. His ability to make shots comes at a premium in the NBA.

Indiana, Milwaukee, Chicago and Minnesota have expressed interest in trading for Redick, but teams have been reluctant to give up a first-round pick and a good young player for a player who could turn into a rental for the rest of the season.

The Philadelphia 76ers could be a real possibility for Redick in free agency, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Redick has a strong relationship with coach Doug Collins, the father of his close friend and Duke assistant coach, Chris Collins.

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According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, numerous franchises are trying to gauge what sort of contract the seven-year veteran will command, as he is all set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Redick is making just over $6 million in the last season of a three-year, $19 million offer sheet he signed back in 2010.

The Bucks are certainly an interested party, as the organization has already proposed a package that includes Luc Mbah a Moute and a first-round pick in exchange for the former Duke star, according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger

However, with a loaded backcourt that includes star guards Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, the Bucks would only pull the trigger if they can move Ellis prior to the 3 p.m. ET deadline on Feb. 21.

Count the New York Knicks in the Redick sweepstakes as well, as Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld is reporting that there have been discussions between the two parties that would revolve around second-year Iman Shumpert heading to Orlando.

It seems any potential deal that is headlined by Redick and Shumpert would need to involve other players or possibly a third team to make the salaries match (Shump is on the books for just $1.68 million this season) and the trade desirable.

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ESPN’s Marc Stein noted that the Magic are still seeking “no less” than a first-round pick in return for the 28-year-old, as the team is clearly in the midst of a rebuilding effort and would benefit greatly from stockpiling draft assets.

With time running out to get something done, it will be interesting to see what winds up happening with J.J. Redick at the trade deadline.

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