Redick, 33, will be entering his 12th NBA season. Before coming to Philly he played for the LA Clippers for the last four seasons. In that time he averaged 15 points per game on 44% shooting from deep. His sharpshooting ability should mesh very well with the Sixers, who attempted the seventh most three pointers in the league last year, but had the sixth worst percentage on those shots. Redick’s ability to spot up, catch and shoot can only help the Sixers score more efficiently from the outside. Playing alongside natural facilitators like Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz will make for a smooth transition for Redick.
Philadelphia also announced that Furkan Korkmaz, the 26th overall pick from 2016, will be coming to North America for the upcoming season. He agreed to a buyout with his club in Turkey. Korkmaz will pay $1.3 million of the buyout fee and the Sixers will cover an additional $650,000 of the buyout costs.
Korkmaz is another strong outside shooter. The 19 year old possesses a smooth stroke and is confident handling the ball. He’s also surprisingly athletic despite his wiry frame. He’ll have to bulk up to play defense at a high level in the NBA, but at the very least he should be able to contribute on offense.
The team also announced on Friday that they had waived the contract of Gerald Henderson. Henderson posted 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assist per game last year in his only season with Philadelphia. With the addition of Redick and Korkmaz, as well as players like Nik Stauskas and Timothe Luwawu-Cabbarot, minutes would have been hard to come by for the 29 year old Henderson.
Finally, the Sixers announced their roster for the Utah Summer League. Big names such as Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid won’t be playing, but Markelle Fultz will be. The only other players with NBA experience will be Luwawu-Cabbarot and Alex Poythress.