Big moves continue to be made for Clipper Nation as they acquired J.J. Redick today as part of a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Redick will head to LA along with Jared Dudley. The Clippers send Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Suns and the Bucks will receive two future second round draft picks.
The Bucks executed a sign-and-trade with Redick that will have him on a four-year, $27 million contract in LA.
This is another big moves for the Clippers who had Chris Paul agree to a max contract yesterday and Doc Rivers come on as the team’s new head coach last week.
The Clippers appear to be a team with the potential to contend in the Western Conference next season at first glance.
Redick and Dudley should help shape the Clippers’ rotation a little better next season. They lose a valuable backup point guard in Bledsoe but what Redick can do as such an elite shooter is seen as more valuable. Dudley is not just a throw-in either and will be a key contributor in the rotation next year.
You have to feel like the Clippers are inching closer and closer to being the team in the West that will challenge the Thunder the most. OKC could take a small step back next season too with Kevin Martin’s departure.
The Suns are looking to rebuild with two building blocks in Bledsoe as their point guard and the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Alex Len, as their center.