J.J. Redick gets real about how playing in the NBA takes a toll on his family

J.J. Redick left the Los Angeles Clippers to sign a one-year, $23 million deal with the Phildelphia 76ers as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Now, in a short documentary filmed by UNINTERRUPTED aptly titled The Process, Redick detailed the toll free agency Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada and Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys traveling as a professional basketball player has on his family.

“The side of professional [basketball players’] wives that sort of gets glamorized and there’s a perception that their lives are easy. But the reality is for the most part, they’re single parents for nine months out of the year. When I’m on the road, she’s on her own. The night before a game when I’m home, I’m thinking about the game. It’s hard for me to say this and admit this, but I don’t even know if I’m present half the time.

“I’m not gonna stay in Brooklyn because my wife wants me to stay in Brooklyn. That’s just not gonna happen. She knows that.

Millsap is now the second prized free agent the Hawks have let go for nothing in consecutive offseasons. In 2016, Al Horford left for Boston, as the Hawks decided to pay Millsap and Kent Bazemore.

It was obvious the Hawks weren’t going to offer him a max deal this offseason, but for the Hawks to let it get to the point where an offer was not even put on the table is frustrating for fans. The cap space is good, but assets could have been acquired.

Denver has reportedly been after Millsap “for years,” making it an easier decision for Millsap. The Nuggets have a young group of talented players in Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, and Emmanuel Mudiay that Millsap will be able to help groom as a seasoned veteran.

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