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JJ Redick not surprised Cousins called the Warriors because he 'had a similar mindset to DeMarcus'

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JJ Redick not surprised Cousins called the Warriors because he 'had a similar mindset to DeMarcus'

DeMarcus Cousins will make $5,337,000 with the Warriors next season.

J.J. Redick -- who made $23 million last year in Philly -- will make $12,250,000 next season with the 76ers.

Was Redick surprised by Cousins' decision to sign with Golden State?

"No -- I had a similar mindset to DeMarcus going into free agency," Redick explained on his podcast. "I knew it was gonna be a weird market. I knew there was only a set amount of cap space, and if your incumbent team doesn't want to re-sign you or (is) not giving you a contract offer that you want, then you have to go out and get a contract offer.

"So in the back of my mind, I'm thinking well if something happens where I can't go back to Philly, and the market dries up, what do you do? You go get the taxpayer mid-level from the Warriors, the Celtics, the team that gives you the best chance to win."

[RELATED: JJ Redick: 'This is why I love what Kevin Durant did' by signing with the Warriors]

Hmmmmmmm. So if Cousins doesn't call the Warriors early in free agency (the morning of July 2), and if Redick doesn't get the deal he was looking for in Philly, does Redick pick up the phone and call Warriors general manager Bob Myers?

Is it very obvious that Redick is going to end up playing for the Warriors at some point over the next couple of seasons? Duh.

On a totally different note -- this certainly is interesting:

Agents are powerful.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

NBA rumors: 76ers try but fail to pry GM Daryl Morey away from Rockets

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NBA rumors: 76ers try but fail to pry GM Daryl Morey away from Rockets

The 76ers were just told no.

Philadelphia was unsuccessful in its attempt to hire Daryl Morey as general manager, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Monday.

Morey has been with the Rockets since 2006, and he was named GM in May 2007. He was just named NBA Executive of the Year.

Bryan Colangelo, who was the 76ers' president of basketball operations, resigned in early June after an investigation determined that he was involved in a Twitter scandal involving multiple accounts that his wife operated.

The 76ers' head coach -- Brett Brown -- currently is serving as interim GM.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Celtics, 76ers not ready to part with top players for Kawhi Leonard

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Report: Celtics, 76ers not ready to part with top players for Kawhi Leonard

Despite a wild NBA offseason so far, the Eastern Conference has been relatively calm. LeBron James, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, Paul George and other top free agents all landed with teams in the West.

That could all change depending on what the Spurs do with Kawhi Leonard. Though he made it clear to them he wants a trade weeks ago, they have yet to budge on dealing him. Once they do, he could very well come East and change the landscape of the NBA.

According to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, there are reasons why he hasn't yet been dealt to the Sixers or Celtics, two teams that are likely landing spots based on their abundant trade assets. Here is what Woj said this week, as transcribed by Pro Basketball Talk:

Embiid, Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz – they’re off limits. Boston’s really got their top five players off limits. Boston’s more willing to do a deal that’s pick-heavy. But the Spurs want good players back. They don’t want to rebuild. They want picks and guys who can help them stay in the playoffs.

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