JJ Redick Prepared to Move on if the Orlando Magic Trade Him

by February 21, 2013

Today’s 3pm trade deadline will determine JJ Redick’s fate. The Orlando Magic sharp-shooter, exhausted and frustrated by endless trade rumors, says that he wouldn’t exactly be opposed to a change of scenery. Per the Orlando Sentinel: “Asked specifically if he wants to remain with the team through the end of the season, he sighed and said, ‘There’s just too many variables to say that. There’s just too many variables. The shortest way to answer that is I wouldn’t be disappointed if I end up going to a team that is playing for a championship if that were to happen. Look, if any player is in this situation and they’re on a team that’s one of the five or six teams in the league that have one of the worst records and they go to a contender, it’s not a bad thing. If I were to stay here, though, it’d be great.’ Would he consider re-signing long-term with the Magic, who are clearly in a rebuilding period and have now lost 26 of their last 29 games? ‘I haven’t thought about the long-term, to be honest with you,’ he said. ‘This whole season has been about trying to get better as a player and trying to put myself in a position for the deadline to be healthy and to be playing well, to be helping my team. And if I come back, I come back. If I get traded, I get traded. I’ll be the same guy. I’ll worry about the long-term after the season.’ He said he and the Magic have not discussed whether he wants to stay in Orlando after this season. ‘There’s been no commitment either way from them or from me,’ he said. ‘I think both sides are open to the idea. But, again, it’s out of my control. That’s a question more suited to them. They’ll have to make a decision in July.'”