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NBA Trade: Clippers Acquire J.J. Redick, Suns Acquire Eric Bledsoe

Mar 6, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard J.J. Redick (5) cuts in front of Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe (12) for a pass in the first half at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It’s finally happened.

After a month of rumors, the Clippers have parted ways with backup point guard Eric Bledsoe. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Bledsoe, along with swingman Caron Butler, are headed to the Phoenix Suns in part of a three-team deal that will send guard J.J. Redick and swingman Jared Dudley to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Milwaukee Bucks, who looked like they may lose Redick for nothing, will get two second round picks in the deal (one from each of the Clippers and Suns).

Redick’s new deal will be worth $27 million over four years and will contain a trade kicker.

The Clippers have been associated with several wing players, including Arron Afflalo, Tony Allen and O.J. Mayo but got their man in Redick.

Redick appears to be the perfect fit playing with point guard Chris Paul because of his fantastic off of the ball skills.

The Suns signed point guard Goran Dragic and drafted point guard Kendall Marshall last year, but couldn’t pass on the value they are getting in Bledsoe.

Like any other deal involving free agents, nothing can be finalized until July 10.


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Topics: Eric Bledsoe, J.J Redick, Jared Dudley

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