J.J. Redick - USA TODAY Sports
Milwaukee wants to make the veteran Magic guard part of its long-term core.
Milwaukee is concerned that Redick, a pending free agent, will leave the Bucks after a half-season if it trades for him, which is why Stein says the Bucks are "assessing their ability to retain [the] sharpshooter" over the long haul. "Bucks naturally wanna know they can retain [the] free agent-to-be," reports Stein.
Stein indicates that Orlando wants at least one expiring contract and a future first-round pick in exchange for Redick, arguably its best and most consistent player. The Duke product is averaging career-highs in per-game scoring (15.3 points), rebounding (2.5), and assists (4.5). His 45.2 percent shooting also represents a career-best.