You likely don’t think of Redick as a $23 million player. That’s fine. It’s only one year, and Philly was in a unique position to offer that money without sacrificing financial flexibility. To this organization, Redick is more than worth it for a bunch of reasons, some of which have little to do with the fact that opposing defenses will be terrified of leaving him open for a split second.
Let’s talk about leadership. Let’s accept the romantic notion that veterans are supposed to take young players under their wings, offer advice and teach them the tricks of the trade. This is the kind of stuff Phillya was accused of ignoring under former general manager Sam Hinkie, and whether you agreed with those criticisms, it’s plain to see veteran presence is more valuable now: