Sixers keep Redick on one-year deal

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"Free agent guard JJ Redick will return to the Philadelphia 76ers on a 1-year deal in the $12M-to-13M range, league sources tell ESPN", he reports.

However, Redick's contract situation was inextricably tied to loftier pursuits from the Sixers and, even beyond that, the "balloon payment" nature of his last deal was always going to make things complicated moving forward. This will be crucial for Philadelphia, after losing valuable late season additions Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli in free agency's opening 24 hours.

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Redick, 34, had a tremendous impact on the 76ers last season, averaging a career-best 17 points and shooting 42 percent from 3-point range. With Belinelli and Ilyasova on the move, it became increasingly important the Sixers brought back a reliable marksman from the outside to play alongside the 3-point allergic Ben Simmons.

National Basketball Association insider Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news. Redick was seen as one of the best veteran shooters in the National Basketball Association looking to win now.

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This is big for the Sixers, who benefit greatly by Redick's ability to shoot and space the floor.

Redick has played 12 National Basketball Association seasons, also playing for the Magic, Bucks and Clippers. Any way you slice it, the 76ers have come out winners in this deal.

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