He called me the next day, and he said, “Dallas has your rights, basically. There’s a team that may do a sign-and-trade with them. If that’s the case, they’ve got to use you and your salary to make it work. You could make about 16 million.” And I was like, “Alright, I’ll play another year.”
Redick didn’t say which player the Mavericks targeted in a sign-and-trade. Even an unrestricted free agent coming via sign-and-trade rather than cap space could have helped Dallas. It’s unclear whether Redick would’ve gotten $16 million in guaranteed salary this season or “Just” $5 million-$6 million in the first year of a three-year, $16 million contract.
Alas, the sign-and-trade never happened, and Redick returned to pointing the finger at the team he begrudged for sending him to the Mavericks in the first place.