J.J. Redick discusses his future with the Magic
J.J. Redick appeared on the David Baumann Show this morning on 1080 AM NBC SportsTalk and openly discussed where his mind is going forward with the Orlando Magic. Obviously there are scenarios that could change his stance (trade deadline, unrestricted free agency), but it has to be good for Orlando Magic fans to hear that Redick WANTS to be in Orlando and that fans can/should actually believe it.
“First of all, I don’t think that I’m eligible to get an extension right now because I’m on a 3-year deal, so in terms of re-signing and locking up now, that’s not a possibility, so there’s hasn’t been talk there. Rob (Hennigan) and I talked back in August and Rob knows my agent (Arn Tellum) fairly well so I don’t think I’ll be blindsided by any trade. The trade story that came out the other day that was on HOOPSHYPE was more of a non-story than anything else, so I wasn’t too frazzled by that or anything. Chelsea (J.J.’s wife) and I have obviously had a lot of discussions over the past few months and we would love to be in Orlando. I don’t know what’s going to happen at the trade deadline. The Magic have to do what’s best for the organization and if I am here post-deadline and I finish the season here, they have to make the decision about what’s best for the future of the franchise, but I’d like to be a part of that. I think that I fit in with the culture and what they’re trying to build. I’m about winning and about improving and getting better every day and as they move forward toward the future I think I’ll be a great fit here.” – Redick appearing on the David Baumann Show
You can listen to the entire interview here.