It’s safe to say a lot more players are now trusting the process. J.J Redick announced his departure from the Los Angeles by tweeting this exact phrase yesterday around 4 o’clock.
Trust the process
— JJ Redick (@JJRedick) July 1, 2017
It was later confirmed that the 76ers and Redick came to an agreement of a one-year $23 million deal.
Along with Redick, the 76ers will also reportedly sign former Boston Celtic, Amir Johnson, to a one-year, $11 million deal.
“This is where I want I wanted to be,” Redick told ESPN about the Sixers.
Both additions will improve the 76ers line up, but will not elevate them to a top team in the league. Adding Redick fills the much needed void of a spot-up shooter the 76ers lacked. Redick averaged 15.8 points per game on 44.0% shooting from three.
While Redick many not be the go to guy for Philly, every team has to account for his range and ability to knock down the three ball.
As for Johnson, he came off a very strange year in Boston. There were games where he would play the entire game, and games where he would not play at all. He finished the year averaging 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He will not come in to Philly and wreak havoc on opponents, but he has the chance to be a solid contributor off the bench.
Philadelphia is shaping up to be the team of the future. They have Joel Embid who, when healthy, is one of the best young talents in the league. They also have Ben Simmons who was injured all last season but has a tremendous upside. Lastly, they added Markelle Fultz by drafting him with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft.
While this team still has a long way to go, there is no doubt that they have the best young nucleus in the NBA.