JJ Redick, Amir Johnson sign 1-year deals with Sixers


JJ Redick and Amir Johnson are officially Sixers.

The veteran free agents signed Saturday with the Sixers. They each agreed to one-year pacts in the opening days of free agency but were unable to complete those deals until after the NBA's free agency moratorium ended Thursday. 

The introductory press conference for Redick and Johnson will take place Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Many had expected Redick to pursue a multi-year deal in free agency, but the 33-year-old shooting guard signed with the Sixers on a one-year, $23 million deal. He is an 11-year NBA veteran and spent the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. Known as a sharpshooter, averaged 15 points in 2016-17 while making 42.9 percent of his threes.

Johnson played for the Celtics the last two years, seeing his role reduced while remaining in Boston's starting lineup. The power forward/center averaged just 20.1 minutes, 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds, his lowest totals since 2009-10. The 30-year-old was taken out of the starting rotation late in the postseason. Johnson was the last high school player taken in the NBA draft before the league instituted the current 'one-and-done' rules.

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