Michael Redd ( born August 24, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio ) is a former American professional basketball player. Redd played 11 years for the Milwaukee Bucks in the North American professional league NBA, as well as 1 year for the Phoenix Suns. The 198 cm Redd played in the position of shooting guard and was in the 2000s at the best points collectors in the NBA.
Redd played until 2000 at the Ohio State University, where he was known primarily as a defensive specialist. He was there for three years the best offensive player. During these three years he reached 19.6 points. In his second year of university ( sophomore ), he led Ohio State to the Final Four. When NBA Draft 2000, he was drafted in the 43rd by the Milwaukee Bucks.
After the Allen- Trade Redd got the role of the starting shooting guards and showed a continuous increase in performance since then. In the 2003 /04 season, he was elected to the East team at the NBA All- Star Game and after the season the All- NBA Third Team.
After the 2004/ 05 season Redd ran out of contract with the Bucks. A talented young player Redd was courted by numerous teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers. Redd decided on 13 August 2005, however, for the Bucks, who could offer him the highest contract amount.
On November 11th of 2006, Redd against the Utah Jazz with 57 points a career record. This season, Redd scored 26.7 points per game the third-highest Punktedurschnitt the season after Kobe Bryant and Gilbert Arenas.
On 25 January 2009, he suffered a serious knee injury, so that the season was over for him. He returned for the 2009-10 season back, was injured but 10 January 2010 again at the knee so that he was able to complete only 18 games for the Bucks. After 14 months of injury Redd returned on 28 March 2011 back to the NBA. He graduated from there 10 games and scored 4.4 points per game.
On December 29, 2011 Redd signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns. For the Suns, he scored 8.2 points in 52 games.
In the fall of 2013 Redd announced his retirement from professional sports. In his twelve-year career, he scored 19.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Since 2007, Redd plays for the national basketball team of the United States. In the national team he reached an average of over 15 points. In the Olympic qualifiers in 2008 he faced the team from Puerto Rico to set a new record, because he scored the most 3-point goals in a game for the U.S. team.