The confirmation that the shooting guard plans to move on from the LA Clippers comes after the news of Chris Paul’s agreed trade to the Houston Rockets.
Per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst via Clevis Murray, the sharpshooter won’t be re-signing with the Clippers when free agency starts. This comes at no surprise since it had already been reported that LA did not plan on meeting the veteran shooting guard’s asking price but the report does confirm that the Clippers will be losing a second member of the core four that the team has played with the past couple of seasons.
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Redick is expected to have many suitors around the league that will meet his asking price in return for his coveted three point shooting. Teams expected to make significant runs at the former Duke star include the Brooklyn Nets (Redick owns a condo in Brooklyn and recently worked out with Net’s point guard Jeremy Lin) and the Philadelphia 76ers, where Redick’s three-point shooting would fit perfectly and his veteran leadership would be valuable.
Redick is coming off of his fourth season in a row shooting over 40 percent from three but benefited significantly from playing with a point guard who could control the floor like Chris Paul. Losing the 33-year-old shooting is a notable blow for the Clippers, but the team may be making the right choice in not committing a large contract to a somewhat one-dimensional player who is expected to start declining soon.