The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired sharpshooting guard J.J. Redick and sent point guard Eric Bledsoe and small forward Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team trade.
The deal, which also sends guard-forward Jared Dudley from the Suns to the Clippers, had been reported earlier but could not be officially announced by the teams until Wednesday under NBA rules. The Milwaukee Bucks obtained two second-round draft picks as part of the trade.
Redick was acquired in a sign-and-trade deal with the Bucks. He was acquired by Milwaukee from Orlando in February and averaged 12.3 points per game in 28 games with the Bucks. He gives newly re-signed point guard Chris Paul a much-needed shooting option. Redick, who has played seven seasons in the NBA, has a career average of 9.4 points per game with the Magic and the Bucks.
Milwaukee gets the 2015 or 2016 second-round pick from the Clippers with protection or the 2017 pick without protection. The Bucks get the 2014 second-round pick...