J.J. Redick Signed to Three-Year, $20 Million Offer with Bulls: About Damn Time

Denton Ramsey@DentonRamseySenior Analyst IJuly 10, 2010

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 26:  J.J. Redick #7 of the Orlando Magic looks on against the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 26, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Welcome back, J.J. freaking Redick.

We missed you.

The former Dukie, hated by almost everyone but the Blue Devil fans, was recently offered a three-year, $20 million offer sheet by the Chicago Bulls.

Yes, the Orlando Magic have seven days to match the offer.

But will they? I highly doubt it, especially with Stan Van Gundy at the helm.

How long did it take you to realize that J.J. is more than just a good “practice player," Coach?

It was only a matter of time before someone snatched him away, Stan Van; unless, of course, y’all match the offer.

Highly unlikely, but then again, who would have ever imagined a three-star starting lineup becoming the new yearly thing, rather than just a random occurrence?

There goes that conspiracy theory.

Regardless of the LeBron James 24-7 coverage, one thing remains certain: Chicago continues to get better every day, while the team stays amazingly under the radar.

Thus far, what have they added to an already stellar lineup?

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Two former Blue Devils, both of whom happen to be amazing NBA stars as well—Carlos Boozer, and the somehow surprising (where the eff were you guys the last four-plus years?) Redick—have become welcome additions to the 2010-11 Bulls roster.

Talk about an All-Star team.

The Eastern Conference is going to be sick next season.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Remarkably, the NBA will be absolutely incredible entering the 2010-11 season (Commissioner David Stern is probably pissing himself in excitement)—and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold.

People hate LeBron right now? Just wait.

This may become an every-year thing. Don’t be surprised when Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul join forces in New York in hopes of bringing the Knicks back to their glory days.

It could very well happen in the 2011-12 season (barring an overbearing assumption that that NBA year will become strike-infested), and if so—thanks for the Twitter insight, Jay Williams.

I just can’t wait for the regular season to tip off. Hell, I am already glued to NBA TV watching freaking Summer League games and cheering on my Houston Rockets and former Baylor Bears and Duke Blue Devils.

Redick and Boozer, along with an already powerful lineup?

It’s going to be awesome to watch the slug-fest that’s about to begin.

And the Bulls just became a lot more interesting adding J.J. to their team…

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com