SHARPSHOOTER JJ REDICK MAY BE RETURNING TO THE SIXERS!

By Stan Potter

The Sixers are setting at 15-6 with the best record in the Eastern Conference.

However, they can always use a little help and president Daryl Morey does like to make deals.

Says Shams Charania of The Athletic.

…the New Orleans Pelicans have focused on the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics as potential trade destinations for JJ Redick, sources tell The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Redick, whose family resides in Brooklyn, is believed to have a strong preference to return to the northeast area. No deal is imminent yet, sources said.

Redick, 36, has struggled, scoring just 7.9 points per game and shooting a career-low 29.8% from three. However, other teams believe that is more situation than it is about age, that on the right team he would thrive as he did with the Clippers and Sixers. Teams believe Redick can fill an important role on a contender as a sharpshooter off the bench.

Making a trade work for any of those teams is more tricky. Redick is making $13 million this season and in the final year of this contract.

The Sixers could do a package of role players with Mike Scott as the big part of the salary in that trade, if the Sixers had young players and picks that would interest New Orleans.

It’s not impossible a trade is made in the next 48 hours because any player traded before the Feb. 2 deadline can be combined with other players in a trade at the March deadline. On Feb. 6, players signed this summer become eligible to be traded.

Redick will get traded before the deadline. Where and when are still very much up in the air.

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