A sensible eulogy for Michael Redd’s Milwaukee Bucks career

Michael Redd

Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Michael Redd is the only player from the 2000 NBA Draft still playing in the colors that drafted him. Standing in his locker Monday night after the Bucks’ stat-padding 93-86 victory over the Toronto Raptors, Redd understood exactly why there was a media swarm around him interested in things other than his 15 minutes and 2 points on 1-6 shooting.

“I know the connection here is special between myself and the city, and the fans, it’s been an awesome 11 years,” Redd said. “You don’t see late second round picks stick with an organization this long. I’m very honored and overwhelmed with the respect from Senator Kohl and what I have for him.”

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The Michael Redd Era for the Milwaukee Bucks is over

Michael Redd

It may seem too early to write a eulogy for Michael Redd’s Milwaukee Bucks career, but all indications are that the $18.3 million man will not step foot on an NBA floor until February at the earliest, for the second year in a row.

Redd devoted 10 years of his NBA life to the Bucks, but the chapter written Milwaukee is as officially closed as it can be at this point. It’s been an unfortunate end to the record-breaking career of a player that will always be remembered for being the one shining light in a decade of team mediocrity.

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