Phoenix Suns Sign Sharpshooter Michael Redd

Kyle VassaloFeatured ColumnistDecember 29, 2011

BEIJING - AUGUST 12:  Michael Redd #8 of the United States looks on during the US national anthem before taking on Angola during the men's preliminary round basketball game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during Day 4 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 12, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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After a disappointing 0-2 start, it was clear that the uncharacteristically low-scoring Phoenix Suns needed an offensive boost.

According to their Twitter page, the Suns signed free agent Michael Redd.

The 32-year-old sharpshooter fits their style of play and will help them get back to the fast-break team they've been over the years.

While Redd's age will be a factor, he lifts the offense and will be able to add an influx of points, even with a limited number of minutes.

Scoring 83.5 PPG won't be acceptable this season, and signing Redd is proof that Phoenix won't let itself become complacent.

With the season shortened, the Suns don't have time to let their two losses turn into a series of losses.

They get savvy veteran who can provide some leadership, scoring and a defensive lift to the struggling team.

This is a low-risk move for the Suns that has the potential to be a homerun. It's a great pickup by the Suns and is win for all parties involved.

Certainly injuries are a concern, but the Suns couldn't afford to sit on their hands and let their season slip away. This acquisition is exactly what they needed to kick start their team, as they look to recover after stumbling out of the blocks.