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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

All-Star beginning for Redd


Last year when Michael Redd wasn't selected to the All-Star team and then he whined about it, I cringed. I was embarrassed for him. He didn't deserve to go, and he needed to shut his mouth and do something more on the court than just shoot the basketball. This season he has.

Michael Redd is playing at a very high level right now. He has improved his play in almost every significant category.

His rebounding is up. His shooting is up. His defense is up. His assists are up. His ballhandling is up. He's attacking the basket like a banshee on the loose. And for the first time in his career his overall production (Eff48) is scratching elite levels, night after night.

Frankly, this is the best news of all for the Bucks. The Bucks have invested a lot in Michael Redd. With great money comes great responsibility. The Bucks need Michael Redd to be more than just a specialty scorer. He has to be a leader and an all-around producer. For the first time in his career, he looks like he can meet those needs.

3 Comments:

At November 20, 2007 at 9:33 PM, Blogger Jeramey said...

Amen.

I've loved it so far, he's really taken his game to another level.

 
At November 20, 2007 at 10:53 PM, Blogger Glenn said...

He can PASS! Hallelujah!

 
At November 21, 2007 at 12:57 AM, Blogger TCW said...

I truly believe he learned to trust the team concept during the Olympic Qualifiers. He also has a renewed love for defense, which I also attribute to his time spent with the National team.

So far, he's doing to himself what Rick Barry did to himself around 1973. He's morphing from an "I'm options 1,2, and 3" scorer to a team player and a playmaker who can also put points on the board.

 

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