Magic match Bulls’ 3-year, $19 million offer to retain Redick
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a move that highlights his remarkable NBA turnaround, the same Orlando Magic team that once benched J.J. Redick shelled out $19 million Friday to retain the shooting guard. They matched a three-year offer sheet that the Chicago Bulls made for Redick last week that could cost Orlando much more.
The decision drives the Magic deeper into the luxury tax and gives them one of the NBA’s highest payrolls at about $93 million next season. The move keeps Orlando’s roster mostly intact as the Magic hope continuity will overcome Miami’s All-Star trio and Boston’s big three in the Eastern Conference. Shooting guard will stay with the Magic. starter after Vince Carter becomes a free agent next summer. gauskas from Cleveland.
Meanwhile, Mike Miller’s deal with Miami is finally complete, clearing the way for the Heat to finish contracts in the coming days with Ilgauskas and Juwan Howard.
The agent for Ronnie Brewer confirmed that the guard has agreed to a three-year contract with the Chicago Bulls. Brewer finished last season with Memphis after being dealt from Utah at the trade deadline in February.
A Boston Celtics official says the team has reached an agreement in principle with guard Nate Robinson on a new contract.