It all started with Russell Westbrook’s seemingly innocuous Instagram post of a cupcake display last Fourth of July.
On face value, the picture appeared to be a patriotic gesture by Westbrook, but Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated later revealed that Thunder players used to use the term cupcake to refer to someone who was soft, meaning the post was actually a jab at Kevin Durant, who had recently left the Thunder for the Warriors in free agency. Well, it turns out Durant had the last laugh.
Durant was recently photographed wearing a custom-made hat that featured a cupcake on it, with a championship ring on top, in honor of the Warriors’ 2017 NBA championship.
Redick is one of the top shooters in the league (41.5 percent from 3-point range for his career) and has the ability to stretch a defense and shift its focus off the ball. He’s an underrated defender who can cover his assignment within team concepts. He has also flashed more playmaking ability later in his career to keep defenders honest.
The Sixers and Nets are expected to make a hard push for Redick, according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor. He would see his offensive role open up even more on those teams, and he may average close to eight or nine 3-pointers per game.
No one is pretending Redick will transform a franchise, but he’s the best shooting guard on the market, and he could be the missing piece in some starting lineups.