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Michael Redd

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Michael Redd is a professional basketball player from the USA and plays as a shooting guard. Redd went to the Ohio State University where he played for three years. In his first year, he averaged 21.9 points per game, a number that came down to 19.5 the following year and to 17.5 in his junior year.

Redd led his team to the NCAA Final Four in his sophomore year.

In 2000, he decided to declare for the NBA Draft and was picked at 43rd overall in the Draft, by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Rookie was placed behind Ray Allen in the roster and that meant that getting a game would be quite difficult. However, it was becoming quite difficult to keep him out of the team as he was playing well against the big names during practice. He saw an increase in the playing time and that meant that he got the time he needed on court to post 11.4 points per game. The following year, his scoring average improved to 15.1 points per game. Later in the year, Redd would hit 8 shots from behind the arc in the fourth quarter to create a new NBA record. Redd re-signed with the Bucks in 2002 after a deal of $12million over 4 years, made by the Dallas Mavericks, was matched by the Bucks.

In 2003-04, Redd finally made it to the starting position in the roster after Ray Allen was traded out and returned the favour with a 21.7 points per game performance in the season. This also won him a place in the All-Star weekend, to play in the East Vs West game. At the end of the 2004-05 season, Redd renewed his contract with the Bucks to a 6-year, $91 million deal that saw him reject a lesser deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but one that offered him a chance to go back to his hometown to play alongside LeBron James.

In January 2009, Redd tore ligaments in his left knee, an injury that will keep him out of the entire 2009 season.

At the International level, Redd represented Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and at the 2007 FIBA World Championships, winning gold on both occasions.

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