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#pounditMonday, January 17, 2022

JJ Redick turned down more money from Rockets to sign with Sixers

JJ Redick apparently trusts the process even more than we thought.

In the debut episode of his new podcast with UNINTERRUPTED, Redick revealed that he turned down a contract offer worth more money from the Houston Rockets in order to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers.

“It wasn’t about the money,” said Redick. “Houston offered me more money than Philly, total money. They offered me more money. I knew in Houston, I was gonna come off the bench. Me and Eric Gordon do a lot of the same things. We were gonna play some minutes together. He would get to finish some games, maybe I would get to. But it wasn’t necessarily gonna be what I wanted at this point in my career for the court part of it.”

Redick ultimately signed a one-year, $23 million deal with the Sixers.

Now the “total money” distinction is important, as it seems likely that Redick received an offer from Houston worth more money over more years with a lower average annual value. But either way, the Rockets would have given him an immediate opportunity for contention, the chance to reunite with longtime LA Clippers teammate Chris Paul, and the allure of no state income tax that might have made any difference in dollars almost negligible.

Still, Redick went for the bigger role on the brighter young team in the weaker conference, and it’s hard to fault him for that. Recent comments from the 33-year-old have suggested that he could be in Philly for the long haul, and thus, Process enthusiasts everywhere can rejoice.

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