Philadelphia 76ers: What does Redick’s contract mean moving forward?

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Could Redick’s deal help the Philadelphia 76ers land more talent?

With Redick now locked in on a one-year, $13 million contract, the 76ers have about $84 million committed to players on the roster.

With the NBA salary cap set at roughly $101 million for the 2018-2019 NBA season, and the tax cap set at $123 million, that leaves the team with plenty of cap space to play with in acquiring a few more players, especially with Redick taking a roughly $10 million discount to return to the City of Brotherly Love.

Just for some perspective, Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli are inline to make $13 million combined next season on their new teams, so $10 million a pretty substantial amount of money when building a roster, especially with the vast majority of the big money free agents now off the board.

But hey, just because Philly wasn’t able to add another starting caliber player to their roster, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great roleplayers left unsigned who would love to join up with a contender in the now wide open Eastern Conference.

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Whether that be ex-New York Knicks big man Kyle O’Quin, who would be an instant upgrade over Amir Johnson, a player like Wayne Ellington, who completed the sixth most three-point shots of any player in the league last year, or a super upside player like Jabari Parker, Redick’s more value conscious deal should allow the 76ers to add even more talent to their already top-tier roster moving forward, and hopefully push the team past the Celtics and Raptors right to the top of the Eastern Conference.

Verdict: Virtually Confirmed