Michael Redd Set to Return

by February 16, 2011

It’s been more than a full calendar year since Michael Redd suited up for the Bucks, but he should be back shortly after the All-Star break. From the Journal Sentinel: “Bucks general manager John Hammond confirmed Tuesday that Redd would be back with the team Monday for the team’s first practice after the NBA all-star break. The Bucks are not expecting Redd, who ranks fourth on the team’s all-time scoring list, to make a startling impact in the final two months of the season. But they are glad to have him back. ‘Just as he did last off-season, he has worked so very hard to get himself in a position where he can return,’ Hammond said. ‘When he arrives Monday he’ll go through the next step in the process. He will continue to do his rehab. He will be on the floor with some individual skill work. From that point, then how soon can he progress to doing more basketball-related movements? And from that point, how soon can he progress to actually being able to practice?” Redd has been working out at Ohio State University, where he played for the Buckeyes before joining the Bucks as the 43rd overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft. He has played his entire career with the Bucks and is in the final year of a six-year, $91 million contract he signed during the summer of 2005. At age 31, Redd does not believe his career is over and wants to show he can come back from his knee surgeries.”