Europa2846@aol 2007-08-08 14:38:46
And that’s the important thing. He’s getting his market value salary. The
Bucks made an offer and the Mavs made another and the Bucks matched it. That’s
called negotiations. Every team tries to get a player for less than they’re
worth and every player tries to get paid more than they’re worth. That’s called
Redd strikes me as a pretty intelligent guy, so he’s probably smart enough
to realize that when push came to shove, the Bucks showed what they thought of
him by matching the Mavs’ offer sheet. That told him all he needed to know. The
Bucks did appreciate his talent and did want to keep him around as a part of
their future plans. And given the fact they, as you said, saved a roster spot
for him during his rookie year when they had no interest in playing him, also
says a lot about how much they value him and his talent.
Once again, there is absolutely no evidence of any kind that in any way
suggests Michael Redd has any hard feelings toward the Bucks about what
happened last summer in his contract negotiations. And if he is the intelligent
person he strikes me as being, he won’t have any reason to be upset because
when it was all said and done, the Bucks made a strong statement about how
valuable they consider him to be.
The best part of all is Redd then went out and proved the Bucks had spent
their money wisely. This kid’s a player.
Terraholm 2007-08-08 14:38:52
He was on my wish list last summer until I saw he was restricted. Blazers
desperately need a good shooter. I knew he would stay with the Bucks if he
got an offer up to the mid-level.
“We have a team that shoots very well
outside. Unfortunately, all of our games
are played inside.”
Europa2846@aol 2007-08-08 14:38:54
The best thing about him is he’s improved every season he’s been in the
league. That’s an impressive attribute. There’s no question in my mind he could
be a quality starting two guard, but my preference would be to have D. Mason be
the Bucks’ starter there next season with Redd providing firepower off the
Dee 2007-08-09 20:00:27
Half the league wanted him but were afraid Ernie would wait till the last
moment and match. That’s no secret. It’s obvious. Can you imagine what a
difference Redd could have made for some teams? The obvious image would be
Redd as a Laker. Or Redd with Dallas.
Terraholm 2007-08-12 03:26:12
Blazers should have kept Kerr instead of sending him back to SA for Daniels.
He was a big help in Portland too no matter his minutes.
“I hate to do it, but I have to give Smitty
some credit for his defense.
Steve did a nice job of yelling for help every time Cliff
got the ball.” DRob on guarding Uncle Cliffy