HoopsHype Michael Redd rumors

January 9, 2012 Updates

Redd is also predictably excited about getting the opportunity to lace ‘em up alongside a playmaker like Steve Nash. “Oh my gosh, It’s a dream, man. It’s a shooter’s dream to play with a guy like that,” Redd said. “His vision is impeccable, the man just knows how to play the game. Playing against this team I had a great respect for him, but playing with him now, you can see why he’s so great.” NBCSports.com

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Redd had offers elsewhere, but the former All-Star known for sweet shooting and brutal knee injuries, on Thursday signed a $1.05 million, one-year, prorated veteran's minimum contract with the Suns. The deal is guaranteed. Redd and the Suns are counting on the team's superstars -- the athletic trainers, not Nash and Grant Hill -- to help rediscover some of the form that had Redd average more than 20 points each season from 2003-04 through 2008-09. Arizona Republic

Redd, 32, did not join the team on its trip for games Friday at New Orleans and Saturday at Oklahoma City. After playing only 61 games in the past three years due to two left knee reconstructions, Redd will need up to two weeks to get into playing shape and learn the Suns system. His performance against NBA veteran Ime Udoka was impressive at a Tuesday workout, but he was not in game shape. He last appeared in a game last April, when he played 10 games of minimal duty with Milwaukee after 14 months of rehabilitation. "I want to play at the elite level that I'm accustomed to playing at," Redd said. "I asked all the doctors this last surgery, 'Can I play at the level that I'm accustomed to playing at?' and they said, 'Yeah.' That's the goal for me, to come back and play at an elite level, to do what I normally do and have fun. More than anything, have fun and play without having to worry about pain." Arizona Republic

December 29, 2011 Updates

Paul Coro: The #Suns signed guard Michael Redd today to address offensive woes. Twice-operated knee has wear-and-tear but not enough to deter them. Twitter

Paul Coro: Plans to sign Redd were well-received by #Suns players last night. It probably affects Brown most because Dudley can share time at 3 w/Hill. Twitter

The Suns could use a pure-shooting off guard who's unattached and has an All-Star resume. And there is one available. Michael Redd, who has a scary knee history, worked out for the Suns at US Airways Center on Tuesday, and the Suns are expected to sign the 32-year-old Thursday to address their need for scoring and shooting. Redd likely would not play immediately as he learns the Suns' system and works into playing shape. Arizona Republic

Redd worked out for the Suns along with free agent NBA veteran Ime Udoka and free agent Gilbert Brown, but Redd appears to have the primary interest. The Suns also had Redd's left knee examined because he has played only 61 games over the past three seasons due to two surgeries. Redd tore the anterior-cruciate ligament and medial-collateral ligament in his left knee in January 2009 and did it again in January 2010. He played only 10 games last season, averaging 4.4 points and 13.4 minutes and looking like a defensive liability for Milwaukee. Arizona Republic

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Michael Redd will be resuming his pro career this season but, for the first time since entering the NBA in 2000, it won't be with the Bucks. Redd, an unrestricted free agent, is a cinch to join another team when the signing period begins Dec. 9. Redd, who has had two major knee surgeries in recent years, is drawing keen interest from a slew of teams, including some NBA-title contenders. According to some league officials, Chicago, Boston, New York and Miami all have Redd on their radar. Racine Journal-Times

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