The most-recent basketball superstar out of Duke was joined by a former Blue Devils icon and All-Timesland performer shortly after NBA free agency opened on Sunday night.
Two former Virginia standouts also inked lucrative deals, according to sources close to those situations.
The NBA’s cash piles were available for business as of 6 p.m. Sunday, and teams wasted little time in spending what was expected to be more than $1 billion in deals by the end of the evening.
And one of the early contract winners was free agent JJ Redick, the former Duke All-American who played his high school basketball at Cave Spring.
Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans and Redick agreed on a two-year contract worth about $26.5 million.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Sunday evening because new contracts cannot become official under NBA rules until Saturday.
Also getting new deals were ex-Cavaliers Malcolm Brogdon, who will be heading to Indiana, and Mike Scott, who will stay in Philadelphia, where he finished last season.
Back in New Orleans, Redick, 35, will likely be looked to as a leader to a young Pelicans squad, as well as an offensive threat. Redick has shot just better than 41 percent from 3-point range during his 13-season career .
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Duke has averaged 12.9 points per game, but his past two seasons with Philadelphia have been his best as a scorer. He averaged 18.1 points this past season.
The Pelicans entered free agency in need of a proficient perimeter shooter to help spread defenses and create more space inside for top overall draft choice Zion Williamson, a 6-foot-7 power forward who played the 2018-19 season for Duke.
Redick spent his first six NBA seasons with Orlando, followed by short stints with Toronto, Milwaukee, the Los Angeles Clippers and Sixers.
The deals for the former Hoos are also lucrative.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Brogdon is going from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Indiana Pacers and will wind up signing a four-year, $85 million contract.
Brogdon will be traded to Indiana in exchange for a 2020 first-round draft pick and consideration for two other future second-round picks, according to the person.
It’s a blow to the Bucks, who had Brogdon for his first three pro seasons. He was the rookie of the year in 2017, and averaged a career-best 15.6 points this past season. Brogdon is a career 90% foul shooter, 41% 3-point shooter and 48% overall from the field. He’s also an outstanding defender.
The 76ers and Scott have agreed to a $9.8 million, two year contract.
The Sixers acquired Scott and Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers, and both players agreed Sunday to new contracts, a person told The Associated Press.
Scott averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 2018-19.