NBA / Aug 9, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Pray For This: Michael Redd Should End Up With A Contender

Michael Redd

Michael Redd (photo. Stephen Hill)

It’s been a long road for Michael Redd. From somebody to nobody to somebody to nobody to forgotten, the man once described as the missing link for Team USA may still have a few years left in him. Two devastating knee injuries have limited him to just 61 games the past three seasons, and have had the public wondering for close to two years whether they were career-ending. Now the man who twice averaged over 25 points a night just wants to get back in where he can, and hopefully win some games.

Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal-Times writes:

I’ve heard Milwaukee Bucks management approached Michael Redd before the lockout about returning for another season, although my impeccable sources insist he’s going to wind up with one of the Eastern Conference’s title contenders.

So what exactly does that mean? Well, it means there may be a good chance Redd ends up with one of the following teams: Miami, Chicago or Boston with Orlando, Atlanta and New York as outside shots (depending on who you deem a “contender”). But where should the 31-year-old go? Where is the best fit?

Miami:
While no one has a clue what changes the next CBA will bring in, the Heat will have to fill out their roster with bit contracts, and vets looking for one last rumble as long as they have those three gargantuan contracts. The Mike Miller signing didn’t really work out the way they wanted it to, and the rest of the team’s perimeter bench is a bunch of tiny point guards. Redd could fill a role with Miami in 15-20 minutes a night, and his deficiencies would be covered up while being surrounded by three or four great athletes. When you have LeBron & D-Wade, you can always use another shooter.

Boston:
Redd was once Jesus‘ understudy in Milwaukee. It would be ironic if they met up again in the twilight of their careers. Could Boston use another shooter? Of course. But more importantly, they need to get younger and more athletic. With Jeff Green, Paul Pierce and Allen already fighting over minutes, do the Celtics really need another aging former star (Redd will be 32 very soon)?

Chicago:
On first glance, one would assume a marriage could work. Redd would give the Bulls some spunk off the bench, some perimeter shooting next to Derrick Rose. But at this point in his career, would it really be worth it to bring Redd in? Is he better than Chicago’s own assortment of decent-to-average-to-good swingmen (Bogans, Korver, Brewer & Deng)? The Bulls are looking for a starting two guard to get them over the hump, someone who can create some offense so that Rose isn’t left to do it all himself. I’m not sure if Redd can still do that.

Or do you think he fits in better with one of the other East playoff teams like Orlando (they love them some three-point shooters), New York (ditto, and they wouldn’t care that he really can’t move defensively anymore) or Atlanta (where they could definitely use a money shooter)?

Where should Redd go?

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  • Big Island

    I think Michael Redd should really sign with the Celtics or heat. The Celtics will have a Ray Allen 2.0 with less skill. Remember, Redd was Allen’s backup in Milwaukee. The heat can run lebron at the one and since Mike Miller was as trustworthy as r. kelly in an under 14 chat room, redd will be very welcomed in south beach even if he’s been M.I.A (no pun intended) for quite some time.

    and p.s. :jay ceck out what the psycho stalker impersonator was up to in this last comments on this page.

    http://dimemag.com/2011/08/game-over-manu-ginobili-says-he-could-retire-in-2-years/comment-page-1/#comment-480912

    i have a clear message for you , you dirty stinkY, no good, coward, silky smooth, bum, disgusting, tard , fool asswhipe, doggy booty hole machine-head imposter, QUIT IT!!

  • http://deleted dagwaller

    Why does he get to sign with a contender? Which team would want to take a chance on someone who’s been injured as much as he’s been, much less a contender?

  • Waggle

    He’s old and past his prime. To Boston he comes.

  • gilford

    If he ends up in MIAMI, I think it will lessen the hate I have for that team. (provided they give him around 20-25mins per game)

  • JAY

    LOL!! Here I am, coming to read about one of my dudes(Redd) and I get a heads up from Big I. I didn’t even see that post bro. That dude/chick is a complete idiot… it’s most likely a dude since chicks can’t be bothered with that shit… then again, some chicks are bitches, so that definition fits as well. Looks like we might have a hermaphrodite on our hands.

    @Dime can you block that dude’s IP??

  • gilford

    Why on earth would they block him? They will risk getting their site shut down (because of diminishing someone’s rightful amendments) just to please you JAY. Hmm not likely. BOOOO HEAT !!!

  • gilford

    So now I have an impostor? LOL

  • gilford

    I feel so famous now. JAY/Big Island. Fraternity time. This imposter loves us. Maybe we should nut on his family !