HoopsHype Michael Redd rumors


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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. Sulia

July 11, 2012 Updates

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. Sulia

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. Sulia

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Three players the Cavs could pursue in free agency are Omer Asik, Michael Redd and Jonny Flynn. Asik is a restricted free agent center who is in line for a raise after making $1.9 million as a backup center with the Chicago Bulls. Akron Beacon Journal

June 8, 2012 Updates

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. FOXSportsOhio

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Redd was in the starting lineup for the first time in over two years, and made it count by scoring a team-high 17 points in the Suns’ 95-89 victory over the NBA’s worst team. “One of the proudest moments of my career,” Redd said afterward, when asked what this performance meant to him. “To get the win was obviously the key. But to come back, through the tears, through the hurt, through the hours of rehab, training to come back and accomplish this, is maybe the most proud moment of my career, actually.” NBCSports.com

January 29, 2012 Updates

Redd was a protege of Ray Allen when he was drafted by the Bucks in 2000, and they have remained close. Redd said he views Allen and Hill as career role models, examples of players playing productively into their late 30s. “Watching Steve [Nash], watching Grant, watching Ray, watching Kevin, and Paul [Pierce] performing is encouraging to me, man,’’ he said. “I’m still in the prime of my career. I’ve just got to keep working at it. “Grant is totally inspirational to me. He told me last year when I was in Milwaukee that if I did it right, I could come back and get those years back. Watching him work out and keep his body in great shape is amazing, it definitely inspired me.’’ Boston Globe

January 19, 2012 Updates

If Redd can revive his career, Phoenix may be the best place for him. The Suns are regarded as the best in the NBA at getting and keeping their players healthy. Grant Hill was reborn in Phoenix. The back trouble nagging Steve Nash mostly stayed in Dallas. “I’ve noticed dramatic improvements in my range of motion,” said Redd. “I’ve gotten stronger, so they know what they were doing when they got me and I saw what they did with Grant obviously and Steve, in their thirties playing high level basketball so when I got here they were like ‘Hey young fella’. I was like, ‘It feels good to be called young fella again,’ so it was good.” HoopsWorld

To that end, the Suns are bringing him along slowly. After his impressive debut, Redd has struggled to hit shots in about 14 minutes a game. “We don’t have any grand expectations. We just want him to work himself back in and play as well as he possibly can,” said Coach Alvin Gentry. “He hasn’t played in eight months so it’s going to be a process and I don’t think you’re going to be able to judge him by the first game, second game or even the fifth game. I think it’s going to take a little time for him to get his legs under him. We’ll see what can happen.” HoopsWorld

January 12, 2012 Updates

Redd has played just 61 games the past three seasons while recovering from two reconstructive surgeries on his left knee. If he does take the court against Cleveland, it will be his first game action since last April. "I'm so excited," Redd said. "The last two years have been the toughest of my life. To come back and climb this mountain, be on this team and play, God is faithful." Coach Alvin Gentry wouldn't commit to Redd suiting up against Cleveland, but Redd said Gentry approached him in the locker room Wednesday and asked him, "Are you ready to play 40 minutes?" Obviously, Redd won't go that long. Wednesday's workout was the first time he ran up and down the court with his teammates, and Gentry said the team's trainers will determine Redd's minutes. Gentry also warned fans that they shouldn't expect the 32-year-old Redd to "ride in on a white horse and save" the team. "I think no one is going to work harder to get back where he was, but it's just going to take a little time," Gentry said. Arizona Republic

January 9, 2012 Updates

Michael Redd signed with the Suns back on Dec. 29, and at the time, the message was clear that there would be no rush in getting him to the court. But after 10 days of workouts with the team, it appears that his time is almost here. “I think he’s almost to the point where we can stick him in a game and play him a few minutes and kind of let him get acclimated to what we’re doing,” said Suns head coach Alvin Gentry, before Phoenix easily took care of the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. “Maybe even Thursday or Friday, we may just have an opportunity to stick him in and see. We’ll just have to see what happens with him in the next couple of days, see how he’s feeling. But I think he’s getting close to wanting to have some game action and see where he is.” NBCSports.com

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