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By Josh Liddick, Sports Talk Philly editor 

According to Los Angeles Clippers beat writer Brad Turner, veteran free agent shooting guard J.J. Redick is interested in taking his talents to South Philly, if it doesn't work out with Houston.

The Sixers have been linked as a potential suitor to Redick since the conclusion of the season, mostly because of his veteran leadership, and his unbelievable perimeter shooting. He shot 43-percent from beyond-the-arc last season.

The Sixers also announced today that they would be only targeting free agents who would take a one-year deal. In Redick's case, as a 33 year-old, he most likely won't want to take a deal where he won't be sticking around for more than that.

A one-year, $16-18 million range deal doesn't seem too awful for a team who would use Redick the way teams have been using him throughout his career.

However, the Sixers just found out today that 2016 first-round pick, shooting guard Furkan Korkmaz would be bought out of his Turkish contract and play for the Sixers next season.

With Korkmaz coming over, the need for a lights-out shooting guard doesn't seem as pressing anymore, but there's no doubting that Redick would bring a certain kind of leadership to the floor that other shooting guards wouldn't be able to.

It seems that the Rockets are really trying to build up this core in Houston, and by adding Redick, they'd be even more fierce in the West, as they gear up for a run at the Warriors.

The price needs to be right however, and for now, Redick is indeed interested in becoming a 76er.

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