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."
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:
Was @JJRedick surprised that Paul George re-signed with the Thunder? "No, because he's a CAA client and I'm a CAA client (laughing). So I had known he was gonna go back (laughing). So no." Now I can't stop laughing https://t.co/a3D2mVIbtg— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) July 26, 2018
Agents are powerful.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller