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Michael Redd
Michael Redd
Position: None
Born: 08/24/79
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.1 kg.
There is an old perception that James wasn’t comfortable trying to recruit marquee players to come to Cleveland during his first tenure because he was afraid of how he would be perceived if they declined. James said he simply had a hard time convincing anyone to come to Cleveland. Hughes signed with Cavs, but he could never stay healthy. “I recruited [before] I left here,” James said. “I just didn’t win nothing so nobody wanted to come with me. I recruited. I recruited Michael Redd. I recruited Joe Johnson. I recruited Chris Bosh. I recruited a lot of guys. I just didn’t win. They didn’t want to come to Cleveland.”
Waiving Howard creates an open roster spot for a small forward who can defend. The options include signing swingman James Anderson, cut just Thursday by San Antonio, or a veteran sitting at home such as Michael Redd, who has had knee problems of his own; pulling a wing player such as Chris Douglas-Roberts or Coby Karl, who played on the Wolves’ summer league team, from the Development League; or trading for a player such as Raja Bell, who is sitting home in exile from Utah.
He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur.
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Childress, 29, worked hard and was an ideal teammate, but he did not put a dent of impact on the standings for Phoenix. He was part of misplayed reactions to losing Amar’e Stoudemire. He was unnecessary at an overloaded position and a difficult fit as a poor-shooting wing with overrated defense. Childress can take a minimum deal to prove his worth again. Chicago and Washington showed interest in him and Redd.
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Anthony Tolliver has been in the mix for some time, but the team also has interest in free agents Michael Redd, Terrence Williams and Shawne Williams. Redd has a connection with Ernie Grunfeld since Grunfeld drafted Redd, a former all-star and Olympic gold medallist, for Milwaukee in 2000. Redd averaged 8.2 points last season in Phoenix after missing most of the past three seasons with knee ailments.
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Michael Redd’s agent, Kevin Poston, said the free-agent guard is taking his time in finding a team. “I know he can still play,’’ Poston said of the often-injured 12-year veteran, a former All-Star and Olympic gold medalist. “He knows he can still play. He’s made a lot of money (in his career). What matters is the team, what matters is the coach. He’s taking his time.’’ Phoenix and Chicago had shown interest in Redd, who turns 33 Aug. 24, but apparently have backed off for now.
Phoenix and Chicago remain in the mix for free-agent shooting guard Michael Redd. Suns will have continued interest if Hornets, as expected, match Eric Gordon offer sheet. Bulls let go of swingman Ronnie Brewer and now will make decision by Sunday on whether to keep shooter Kyle Korver. Redd could end up as a cheaper alternative.
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Cavaliers fans may want to keep an eye on what happens with Michael Redd. The veteran shooting guard spent this past season with the Suns and is an unrestricted free agent. The Cavs will need to replace the leadership of Jamison and Anthony Parker, and Redd is a born-again Christian who fits into the type of culture GM Chris Grant is trying to implement. “Every team needs veterans, regardless of the process,” said an Eastern Conference executive. “Redd would be a good fit there coming off the bench.” Redd, 32, is a Columbus native and Ohio State product.