J.J. Redick is very confident that the Sixers will make the postseason. Redick, 33, who signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia this offseason, is a bit surprised by the Sixers’ successful start. They are 11-8 through their first 19 games, despite playing the NBA’s toughest schedule thus far. “Truthfully, I’m having a blast,” Redick said on his podcast. “This has been a great group to be a part of. I feel really fortunate to be on this team at this stage of my career. Truthfully, I’m encouraged and maybe even a little bit surprised with how competitive we’ve been thus far on the season. I realized coming here that this team had a lot of talent, it’s one of the reasons that I wanted to be in Philadelphia and come here. “But from Joe [Joel Embiid], to Ben [Simmons], to Cov [Robert Covington], to Dario [Saric], to T.J. [McConnell], to Timmy [Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot], Richaun [Holmes] — I can go down the line to my teammates — they’re all better than I realized. The coaching staff is phenomenal. I’m very confident that we’re going to make the playoffs this year, I really feel that.”