Reports: Pelicans add JJ Redick in free agency, trade for Jazz big man Derrick Favors

Free agent shooting guard JJ Redick has agreed to a two-year, $25.6 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN reports.

Redick averaged 18.1 points, 2.7 assists and 2.4 rebounds with the Philadelphia 76ers last season while shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point distance.

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JJ Redick is reportedly leaving Philadelphia for New Orleans. (Getty)
JJ Redick is reportedly leaving Philadelphia for New Orleans. (Getty)

New-look Pelicans also add Derrick Favors

The 13-year veteran and career 41.3 percent 3-point shooter will be a featured player on a revamped Pelicans core built around rookie Zion Williamson.

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In addition to picking up Redick, the Pelicans added veteran big man Derrick Favors, a strong two-way player who should fit in nicely alongside Williamson.

After drafting Williamson first overall and trading Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans will start next season with an overhauled roster.

New Orleans’ rotation next season will feature Williamson, Redick, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Elfrid Payton and Jrue Holiday with Favors, Jahlil Okafor and rookie Jaxson Hayes sharing duties at center.

76ers moves

While the 76ers lost Redick and his valuable shooting touch, they reportedly retained free-agent Tobias Harris on a five-year, $180 million deal.

Jimmy Butler, meanwhile, is reportedly leaning toward the Miami Heat in free agency.

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