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Phoenix Suns: Michael Redd Needs to Start over Jared Dudley

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 13:  Michael Redd #22 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game against the New Jersey Nets at US Airways Center on January 13, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Nets defeated the Suns 110-103.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Roberto PayneContributor IFebruary 7, 2012

Michael Redd has been hampered the last two and a half seasons with knee injuries and finally might be getting his legs back. Redd has scored in double figures for two straight games now, and even is playing more than Shannon Brown.

Phoenix's offense is perfect for Redd and his shooting stroke could drastically spread the floor for Steve Nash. A lineup of Nash, Redd, Grant Hill, Channing Frye and Marcin Gortat could be exactly what the Suns need.

Lets face it, the offense has been stagnant without a lack of scoring. And what does Redd do best? Score. I'm not saying he's going to put up 20 points a game but 14 or 15 doesn't seem too far fetched.

The move of Redd to the starting lineup would allow Jared Dudley to move back to his natural role of backup small forward. The bench unit would then consist of Sebastian Telfair, Shannon Brown, Jared Dudley, Markieff Morris and Robin Lopez.

Overall, the Suns would benefit greatly from starting Redd and should do so for the team's next game against Milwaukee

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