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DevinHarriswillstart
07-07-2005, 01:04 PM
Updated: July 7, 2005, 1:00 PM ET
Agent: Redd wants to end career with BucksAssociated Press
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Coveted free agent Michael Redd agreed Thursday to re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, choosing to stay with the only NBA team he's played for over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"He's going to get a max deal in Milwaukee for $90 to $96 million, depending on what the cap is, over six years," Redd's agent, Kevin Poston, told The Associated Press early Thursday afternoon. "Michael started his career in Milwaukee and hopes to end it there, too.

"It was a tough decision between the Bucks and the Cavaliers, but Michael's heart is in Milwaukee and he's excited about his future there," Poston added.

Redd, who was the top remaining free agent available, met with James and Cavs officials in Cleveland on Wednesday, one day after meeting with the Bucks.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard averaged a career-high 23 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season. He has averaged 17.7 points while making 39.4 percent of his 3-point shots since Milwaukee drafted him in second round, with the 43rd overall pick, in the 2000 NBA draft.

Poston said Redd, who turns 26 in August, is excited about playing with former Utah center Andrew Bogut, the No. 1 pick overall in last month's draft, and for the Bucks' next coach.

"Michael had Andrew have spoken at great length and are really looking forward to starting something special in Milwaukee," said Poston, an agent based in suburban Detroit. "We also know who the Bucks are focused in on to be their next coach, and Michael is very comfortable with him."

The Bucks signed Bogut to a multiyear contract last week and have been searching for a new coach since firing Terry Porter last month. ESPN.com's Andy Katz reported Thursday that the Bucks are expected to hire Warriors assistant Terry Stotts

fin4life
07-07-2005, 04:39 PM
The Bucks are going to be unhappy with that signing in about 3 years, maybe only 2. He is a very good player but not a max-guy. He would have been a terrific compliment to LeBron. I dont think he is a franchise player.

cheesestar
07-07-2005, 04:44 PM
the bucks might still not make the playoffs with that lineup

steponhens
07-07-2005, 05:53 PM
If TJ Ford is back healthy then then Bucks will be back in the playoffs. I think it was a very good move for Mil. to resign redd. He may not be worth the max, but he is a very good player and still young enough as to where he won't be breaking down way before the contract is up. I think the Bucks are going to suprise people this year.

fin4life
07-07-2005, 06:26 PM
IF ford can come back and IF bogut has a good year, the bucks may be able to sneak into the playoffs, but those are big "IF"'s. I would be absolutely shocked if they were able to get above the 7 seed. I dont even think they will make the playoffs.

rakesh.s
07-07-2005, 07:39 PM
I really think Redd is being overrated -- he doesn't play any defense whatsoever and he is supposed to be one of the "prizes" of free agency.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Milwaukee starts regretting this contract in another 2 years.

jayC
07-08-2005, 06:18 PM
42 wins gets you in the Eastern Conference Playoffs they could get in.