Will the Magic keep J.J. Redick?
Orlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick enters restricted free agency on July 1.
Many think Redick will play elsewhere next season. Those same analysts believe Redick will command too high a salary for the Magic to match.
Others foresee Redick staying with Orlando, maybe even for a smaller salary, to remain on a contending team. Redick has stated that winning meant more than money.
If other front offices value Redick more than the Magic, Orlando possesses options. They could trade him by July 8, or they could just let him walk.
Based upon forecasts that Redick will be highly sought after, the Magic could already be thinking trade.
Could Orlando replace what he brings?
No player on the Magic, maybe even in the NBA, works harder than J.J. He brings a competitiveness that many of his teammates clearly lacked.
The argument could be made that trading JJ for an additional first round draft pick could be more valuable than keeping Redick.
Whether the Magic want to replace him remains to be seen.