|J.J. Redick Was Shocked By Trade|
J.J. Redick says he was shocked when he found out that he had been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday afternoon. As much as he tried to prepare himself for the possibility of being moved leading up to the trade deadline, he says when the news finally comes in, there's a sense of disbelief.
“I think you can prepare yourself as much as you think you can,” Redick told the Orlando Sentinel in a phone interview after he received the news. “But when the moment comes, there’s certainly an initial shock, and I was shocked. The most difficult part was definitely saying bye to everybody, people that I’ve spent a lot of time with over the last seven years and built relationships with and built friendships with. That was difficult.
“There’s no really easy way to handle it,” he added later. “Trading is tough, tough. It’s my first time experiencing it: It’s tough.”
Redick and the Magic were still in Dallas when he caught wind of a possible deal around 2:30 p.m. Eastern, and he said he received a phone call from general manager Rob Hennigan “at about 2:59” to be told he was traded.
Redick didn’t accompany the team to Tennessee. He’s planning to arrive in Milwaukee on Friday morning.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 22 February 2013 15:56 )|