Thursday, July 07, 2005

Reddy and Willing to Stay

NBA Live 2006 will have Redd in the same uni

In contemplating one of the more difficult free agency decisions of the past five years, Michael Redd ultimately chose to remain in Milwaukee and thus make the Cleveland Cavaliers look elsewhere for LeBron's new sidekick. Redd will recieve a maximum deal believed to be between $90-96 milion over six years (depending on where the salary cap is set). Besides Nate McMillan heading to Portland, the 2005 offseason has been rather uneventful thus far. Redd, Ray Allen, and Robert Horry have all elected to remain with their current ballclubs, with only Brian Scalabrine (speculation) moving on. While I respect Redd's loyalty to the Milwaukee franchise, I don't think I'm alone in wishing he had packed his bags for Cleveland. This just may seal the fate of LeBron leaving the Cavs in 2008 when his contract expires. Way to go Michael...

2005 Milwaukee Bucks Depth Chart

PG-TJ Ford/Mo Williams

SG-Michael Redd/Erick Strickland

SF-Desmond Mason/Toni Kukoc

PF-Joe Smith/Marcus Fizer

C-Andrew Bogut/Dan Gadzuric (FA)

ESPN's Take


At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is to say that LBJ would have stayed anyway? If Redd signed that deal with the Cavs and James bolted anyway for those extra millions in advertising, then Redd would have looked foolish to give up that chunk of change with Milwaukee.

At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Basketball Jones said...

Scalabrine wasn't the only move. What about the Knicks/Suns trade? Raja Bell going to Phoenix? I hate to break it to you, but that Raja Bell move is going to have a lot more impact than your Celtics' Scalabrine signing. And another thing holmes, it's July 7th, signings can't take place till July 22nd anyways...don't sweat the lack of movement just yet. Just wait until one domino falls (i.e. Hughes or Simmons moving, a trade for Curry or Dalembert), then shear melee will ensue...

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Anthony Peretore said...

Hey Basketball Jones reading is fundamental. "The 2005 offseason has been rather uneventful thus far." Thus far means, to date, meaning there still could be some interesting moves but so far there hasn't been much. And who ever said I was happy with Scalabrine coming to Boston. "What on God's Green Earth is Danny Ainge thinking" translates into Veal having a big impact on the C's? And Raja Bell going to Phoenix? C'mon man. Who the hell is excited about that? And the Knicks/Suns deal was a TRADE. I was commenting on free agency. Listen, I never mind fans beating me up for my idiotic comments, but when you don't read the actual words I write, you just look ignorant and foolish. But your right, once Hughes, Simmons, or Curry is moved, melees are going to break out...Dumbass

Oh yeah and its Homes, not Holmes. I'm not a running back for the Chiefs or a washed up boxer

At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that 05-06 bucks squad looks pretty sick. that is, if tj ford is for sure coming back.

i think this off season might look quiet COMPARED to last years tmac/franchise n cuttin, diesel/lamar & co, and the nash signing, this year will look quite silent. no other deals that big are even close to going down.


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