In every sense of the term, the six-player trade that sent J.J. Redick from the Orlando Magic to the Milwaukee Bucks was a business decision.
Redick, having his best season as a pro but on the verge of becoming an unrestricted free agent in July, was dealt Thursday to the Bucks shortly before the NBAs trade deadline. Along with him, the Magic sent guard Ish Smith and forwardcenter Gustavo Ayon to Milwaukee for forward Tobias Harris and guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih.
That wasnt the only move made by first-year general manager Rob Hennigan. The Magic also traded forward Josh McRoberts to the Charlotte Bobcats to forward Hakim Warrick, who is likely be waived, and an undisclosed amount of cash.
From a financial standpoint, ownership couldnt risk letting the popular shooting guard who has developed into more than just a shooter sign elsewhere without receiving compensation. Redick's agent will reportedly ask for as much as 10 million a year on the open market, and the Magic were un...