The Los Angeles Clippers already have lost one of their starting guards this offseason, and now it looks like they’re in jeopardy of losing another.
According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, free-agent sharpshooter J.J. Redick is interested in joining the Houston Rockets, if their salary cap allows them to take on the 12-year NBA veteran.
If this move were to take place, the Rockets will have swiped the Clippers’ starting backcourt from the past handful of seasons. Houston agreed to acquire Chris Paul in a blockbuster deal with L.A. on Wednesday, and adding on Redick as well would give Houston considerable shooting depth.
But as Turner notes, the Rockets will have stiff competition when it comes to signing Redick in free agency. The Clippers likely would want to bring him back, and the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets appear to be in the mix, too.
So judging from recent reports, it sounds like it could be a rough summer for the Clippers. They’ve already sent Paul packing, and they potentially could lose out on both Redick and Blake Griffin in free agency.
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