The NBA trade deadline is quickly approaching and there are potential trades all over the board across the league. One guy who could be on the move is Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick who has been drawing a lot of attention from teams like the Bulls and Nuggets but according to Yahoo! Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Milwaukee Bucks might be the team that ends up with the thee point specialist.
If the Bucks are willing to give up a starting guard and ship him to Orlando, the likelihood Redick moves to Milwaukee is very high says Wojnarowski.
Teams trying to trade for J.J. Redick surveying cost to re-sign him in summer. If Bucks move a starting guard, he’s a major target for them.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2013
But while the Bucks might be willing to give up a guard to get Redick, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Magic are beginning to cool on the idea of moving Redick and might end up re-signing him, thus keeping him in Orlando. In fact, Redick said on Monday that he’s received no indication that a trade is imminent.
“I have to make a business decision,” Redick said. “I know this from experience, regardless of any personal feelings or any emotional attachment to anything, a team is going to do what they feel is best for the team. And there won’t be any hard feelings if I get traded in three days or if they elect not to re-sign me this summer.”
The trade deadline is Thursday but a lot can happen between now and then. Redick seems to want to stay in Orlando but if the Magic get the right deal they’ll likely not hesitate to unload him onto another team.