Jerryd Bayless Rumors

All NBA Players

Jerryd Bayless
Jerryd Bayless
Position: G
Born: 08/20/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $3,000,000
Jerryd Bayless and Johnny O’Bryant of the Milwaukee Bucks wind down in a more unconventional manner: reading books. Bayless, a season veteran, and O’Bryant, a second-year pro, are constantly on the lookout for a good read. It isn’t unusual for them to go through a couple of books a months and, in Bayless’ case, even one a week. “It’s definitely a way to expand your mind,’’ Bayless said. “I like to read everything. I like autobiographies and biographies. It just depends.’’
Bayless has been an inveterate reader for much of his life. He said his fascination with books began in fourth grade, when he read one of his favorite books. “The book that sticks out with me when I was really young is ‘Where the Red Fern Grows,’ ” Bayless said of Wilson Rawls’ children’s novel that revolves around a boy who lives in the country with his family and wants hound dogs. “It’s a fiction story that I just thought was a good read.’’
Jerryd Bayless could be back on the court this week as the Milwaukee Bucks hit the road for a difficult four-game stretch. Bayless participated in portions of practice Sunday as he worked toward a return. The veteran guard has missed the last 11 games after suffering a badly sprained left ankle on Dec. 4 in a loss to the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. “It’s getting ready,” Bayless said after practice. “Hopefully soon, and keep working hard so I get there.”