By Lewis Gould

Sixers Nation is buzzing with the word that J. J. Redick will bring his 3-point-shooting talents to Philly.

And so is Las Vegas:

According to projections by SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh and reported by, the Sixers should make the playoffs next season.

Based on the SportsLine simulations, adding Redick gives the Sixers an 80 percent chance of making the postseason, and projects them to finish sixth in the conference with 42 wins.

Before Redick39.748.4%58.7%8th
With Redick42.051.2%80%6th