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Michael Redd
Michael Redd Beijing Olympics Men's Semifinal Basketball.jpg
Milwaukee Bucks  – No. 22
Shooting guard
Born August 24, 1979 (1979-08-24) (age 30)
Columbus, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
League NBA
Salary $17,040,000
College Ohio State
Draft 2nd round, 43rd overall, 2000
Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 2000–present
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Michael Wesley Redd (born August 24, 1979) is a left-handed American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He is also a member of the U.S. national basketball team. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he attended West High School.

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College career

Standing 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall and weighing 215 pounds (98 kg), Michael Redd has spent both his collegiate and professional career at the shooting guard position. In the college ranks, he spent three years leading the offensive attack of Ohio State University garnering point averages of 21.9, 19.5, and 17.5, respectively. As a sophomore, Redd led Ohio State to the NCAA Final Four.[1] He was then drafted after his junior year in the 2000 NBA Draft as a second round pick (43rd overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA career

In his rookie year, Redd was not able to contribute immediately as he was behind NBA All-Star guard Ray Allen on the depth chart. Later on however, it became apparent that he was better than anticipated as proven by accounts that he had played extremely well against Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, and other teammates in practice. It was then that former Bucks coach George Karl rewarded him with additional playing time. He did not disappoint as he posted averages of 11.4 points per contest as well as 44.4% on three point baskets.[2] A year later (2001–2002), he improved his average to a 15.1 points per contest while shooting 43.4% on three point baskets. Notably, it was this year that on February 20, 2002 against the Houston Rockets, Redd made eight three-point field goals in the fourth quarter, a current NBA record. In October, 2002, he signed a four-year $12 million offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks[2][3] but it was matched by the Bucks and he remained in Milwaukee.[2][4][5] During the 2003–04 season, Redd's performance, amongst other reasons (ouster of Ray Allen to Seattle via a trade), was rewarded with full starter's duties and later earning averages of 21.7 points per contest en route to his first and, so far, only All-Star Game appearance.

Kobe Bryant defending Redd in December 2005.

After the 2004–2005 NBA season, Redd signed a new contract with the Bucks. The contract will last 6 years, and is worth $91 million. He chose to stay with the Bucks over leaving for his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a chance to play for less money with LeBron James.

The Milwaukee Bucks were dealt a devastating blow January 25, 2009 when they learned Redd would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Redd missed the rest of the 2009 season.[6]

Redd returned for the Bucks to start the 2009-2010 season, but during a game against the Lakers on January 10th, 2010, he re-tore his ACL and MCL in the same knee that he had injured almost a year earlier. It was announced the next day that he would once again be lost for the rest of the season. [7]

U.S. national team career

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing National team
FIBA Americas Championship
Gold 2007 FIBA Americas Championship National team

Redd has frequently played for Team USA at the junior level and played in the 2007 FIBA Americas tournament, a qualifying tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He averaged over 15 points throughout the competition. During his game with Puerto Rico, Redd set the qualifying record for most 3 pointers made in one game. He also set the record of most three pointers made in the whole tournament 28 surpassing Penny Hardaway who had the previous record of 22. Redd participated at the 2008 Olympics as the team went unbeaten on the way to winning back the gold medal after defeating 2006 World Champion Spain and living up to their "Redeem Team" moniker after missing out in the 2004 Summer Olympics. [8]

Religious beliefs

With his brother Terrance, Redd, a devout Christian, bought a church building for his father's ministry as the first purchase after signing his big contract.[9] The church was newly named Philadelphia Deliverance Church of Christ built in his hometown of Columbus.[10]

Accomplishments

  • All-NBA Third Team: 2004
  • NBA All-Star: 2004
  • Holds NBA record for most three-point field goals made in one quarter with 8 in the fourth quarter (February 20, 2002 vs. Houston Rockets).
  • 5th on Milwaukee Bucks all-time points list, 5th in Milwaukee Bucks all-time scoring avg.
  • Won the 1998, 1999, and 2000 Ohio State Most Valuable Player awards.
  • Won the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Milwaukee Bucks Most Valuable Player award.
  • Was 1999–00 All-Big Ten First Team in college.
  • Scored a playoff career-high of 40 points against the Detroit Pistons on April 29, 2006.[11]
  • Named to the USA Olympic basketball team.
  • Gold medal with Team USA, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship
  • Gold medal with Team USA, 2008 Summer Olympic Games
  • 2nd place for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, 2003.[12]
  • Scored a career-high and Milwaukee Bucks franchise record 57 points against the Utah Jazz on November 11, 2006.[13]
  • 3rd player behind Gilbert Arenas and Kobe Bryant to have two 50 point games in 2006–2007 season with 57 against the Utah Jazz and 52 points against the Chicago Bulls

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Milwaukee 6 0 5.8 .263 .000 .500 .7 .2 .2 .0 2.2
2001–02 Milwaukee 67 8 21.1 .483 .444 .791 3.3 1.4 .6 .1 11.4
2002–03 Milwaukee 82 14 28.2 .469 .438 .805 4.5 1.4 1.2 .2 15.1
2003–04 Milwaukee 82 82 36.8 .440 .350 .868 5.0 2.3 1.0 .1 21.7
2004–05 Milwaukee 75 75 38.0 .441 .355 .854 4.2 2.3 .8 .1 23.0
2005–06 Milwaukee 80 80 39.1 .450 .395 .877 4.3 2.9 1.2 .1 25.4
2006–07 Milwaukee 53 53 38.4 .465 .382 .829 3.7 2.3 1.2 .2 26.7
2007–08 Milwaukee 72 71 37.5 .442 .362 .820 4.3 3.4 .9 .2 22.7
2008–09 Milwaukee 33 32 36.5 .455 .366 .814 3.2 2.7 1.1 .1 21.2
2009–10 Milwaukee 18 12 27.3 .352 .300 .712 3.0 2.2 1.1 .1 11.9
Career 568 427 33.8 .449 .384 .840 4.1 2.3 1.0 .1 20.3
All-Star 1 0 15.0 .417 .500 .000 3.0 2.0 3.0 .0 13.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Milwaukee 6 0 21.3 .404 .250 .929 3.5 1.8 .3 .2 9.7
2003–04 Milwaukee 5 5 38.4 .410 .300 .762 5.0 2.6 .0 .0 18.0
2005–06 Milwaukee 5 5 37.0 .524 .467 .891 5.4 1.6 .8 .0 27.2
Career 16 10 31.6 .452 .340 .864 4.6 2.0 .4 .1 17.8

Notes

  1. ^ Due to rules violations under Ohio State head coach Jim O'Brien, Ohio State's appearance in this tournament was stricken from NCAA records.
  2. ^ a b c Redd expected to take in first practice Friday
  3. ^ Bucks have to match four-year, $12 million deal
  4. ^ Bucks keep Redd away from Mavericks
  5. ^ Disgruntled Bell back as Bucks open training camp
  6. ^ Bucks' Redd out for season with torn ACL/MCL. Retrieved on 2009-01-25.
  7. ^ Milwaukee bucks Redd out for NBA season
  8. ^ US hoops back on top, beats Spain for gold medal
  9. ^ Redd faces toughest challenge in leadership role, published April 27, 2006, retrieved March 31, 2007
  10. ^ Church is Redd's gift to his grateful father
  11. ^ Redd scores 40, Ford adds 15 assists in Bucks win
  12. ^ JockBio: Facts about Michael Redd
  13. ^ Redd's record 57 points can't carry Bucks over Jazz

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