Michael Redd has reached to the Phoenix Suns in a play to revive a job derailed by injury, something he knows Grant Hill made before him. Betting lines
The 6-foot-6, 32-year-old sharp shooting guard agreed a one year contract for the veteran’s at least of around $1.3 million.
Redd stopped the Bucks at the end of last season, the final year of his six-year, $91 million agreement he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2005. Injuries to his left knee cost him most of the last 3 seasons. Redd played in thirty three games in 2008-09, eighteen games in 2009-10 and ten games in 2010-11. “It went well. They needed to see how I worked up, if I still had some juice in my body. Yesterday I went out and performed and made it possible.”
He averaged twenty points in eleven seasons, all with the Bucks. A 38% 3-point shooter for his career, Redd’s best season came in 2006-07, when he averaged 26.7 points per game. Sports scores
I’d like to play at the top-flight level that I am used to playing at,” he claimed. “I requested all the physicians following this last surgery, ‘Can I play at the level that I’m accustomed to playing at?’ and they revealed, ‘Yeah,’ so that is the goal for me. He said that “more than anything he wants to have fun and play the games without any misadventure.
The Suns’ training staff has a name for having success in working with players who have dealt with injury, with the 39-
year-old Hill the main example.
“That was large,” Redd recounted. “That was one of the things which actually drew me to this organization was the indisputable fact that they have a superb medical team. I would have liked to be part of that to get better, but I’m happy”
He announced Hill talked to him and asserted that if he came to Phoenix, he could get back the years that he’s lost to injury.
“I’ve seen his career rebirthed and hopefully the same can happen to me,” Redd reply.
Redd claimed he took off 14 months between his most recent surgery and his return to the Bucks in last April. By the point his legs started to feel in NBA shape, the season had ended.
When you experience something similar to this, it wears on you mentally more than anything,” Redd declared, “so I just want to get the mind right and of course the body right.
He wasn’t sure when he would be able to play in a game, but is active to quickly shape up to stay alongside of Steve Nash and the rest of the offense.
He brings a player that can manifestly shoot the ball from deep, he’s excellent at getting his shot off on screen and rolls,” coach Alvin Gentry declared. “Hopefully, he will add something to the team for us.
The generally prolific Suns have struggled mightily offensively in their first two games, shooting hardly forty percent from the area and just nineteen percent from 3-point range. Beginning two guard Jared Dudley is shooting twenty-three percent and his backup, Shannon Brown, 27 percent.
Suns president Lon Babby insisted the signing of Redd was “not in any way, form or shape” a response to those two games.
“It was something we have been speaking about for a long period,” Babby recounted.