NBA free agent rumors: J.J. Redick reportedly unlikely to return to Bucks

Mike McGinnis

After going to the Bucks at the trade deadline, it appears that J.J. Redick will go elsewhere as an unrestricted free agent.

Unrestricted free agent J.J. Redick is unlikely to return to the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Bucks acquired Redick from the Orlando Magic at the February trade deadline in one of the bigger deals of the day. The Magic received Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb in the deal. Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith came with Redick to Milwaukee as part of the trade.

Redick saw his production dip after joining the Bucks, averaging 12.3 points on 40.3 percent shooting and 31.8 percent from three. In four playoff games against the Miami Heat, Redick played just 17.3 minutes per game and averaged 7.3 points.

It's unclear just how much Redick is looking for on the open market, but it seems that either the Bucks don't want to pony up the cash or the shooting guard doesn't want to return after what happened last season. Milwaukee does also have big decisions to make on Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis this offseason, which likely has an effect on Redick.

While Redick did struggle at times, he's still a quality player that helps space the floor with his shooting, so losing him would be a blow. And what really stings is the fact that Harris was included in the Redick trade. The 20-year-old Harris broke out after getting traded to Orlando, averaging 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in 27 games.

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