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Inks one-year contract with 76ers

The Sixers acted quickly on the first day of the 2017 National Basketball Association free agency moratorium, signing veteran guard J.J. Redick to a one-year contract, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Redick spent the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers as a reliable shooter and driver.Redick himself seemed to confirm the news, tweeting out “trust the process”. After building up a talented young core with the likes of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and rookie Markelle Fultz, the Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly added a top-end free agent.Redick had been a critical piece of the Clippers efforts to break through in the Western Conference, and a fine complement next to Chris Paul in the backcourt.Redick was drafted in 2006 at No. 11 overall out of Duke by the Orlando Magic.While the Clippers have made the playoffs every year with Redick, they have not advanced past the second round.Redick averaged 15 points per game on an impressive 43 percent shooting from three-point range.According to PhillyVoice’s Rich Hofmann, Wojnarowski listed the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves as the most interested parties.Once Paul informed the Clippers he meant to leave as a free agent if they did not trade him to Houston, the franchise accomplished its next top objective: agreeing on a new contract with All-Star power forward Blake Griffin on Friday evening.