NBA Trade Rumors: 7 Teams That May Have an Interest in Michael Redd

Chris CarsonContributor IFebruary 19, 2011

NBA Trade Rumors: 7 Teams That May Have an Interest in Michael Redd

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    Michael Redd may have been down for a while, but he's not out.

    Reports say Redd may rejoin the Milwaukee Bucks as early as next week.

    The question, however, is will he stay in Milwaukee?

    The 31-year-old Redd has had knee trouble the last two years but his jump shot isn't broken.

    With the playoffs around the corner, don't be surprised if a contender makes a play for the aging sharp shooter.

    Here are seven who could use a hired gun.

Chicago Bulls

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    The Chicago Bulls are looking good, especially after Derrick Rose's 40-point performance in a win against the San Antonio Spurs, and when Joakim Noah returns they will look better.

    However, the Bulls are looking for a shooting guard.

    Redd would fit in well playing the two off the bench.

    His shot would stretch the D, giving Rose room to work, and with the Bulls averaging over 11 offensive rebounds per game, Redd would get plenty of open looks from kick-outs.

Miami Heat

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    The Miami Heat's Mike Miller has been injury prone this year, and though Miller does more than just shoot threes (he's also a great rebounder), come playoff time the Heat are going to want Miller and his 40 percent three-point shooting average on the court.

    Michael Redd could be an insurance policy.

    If Miller goes down again for an extended period of time, Redd can slide in and fill the three-point shooting role.

    With Redd's bad knees, though, can he keep up with the fast pace of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade?

    Fortunately, they wouldn't need Redd to run from baseline to baseline, just three-point line to three-point line.

San Antonio Spurs

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    If the San Antonio Spurs are getting old, then Michael Redd, and his knees, would fit in nicely with the NBA's version of a convalescent home.

    Just kidding.

    In all honesty, however, the old dogs of San Antonio could use an addition before playoff time.

    The Spurs will have to slow their game down to make it through four 7-game series.

    That means more touches for Duncan in the post and more double teams.

    Put Redd in either corner and Duncan has a great target to throw to from the post for open jump shots.

Boston Celtics

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    Gearing up for a playoff series against the quick-scoring Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics could use some more fire power off the bench.

    Behind Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, Nate Robinson is shooting the best from behind the arc for the Celts.

    Michael Redd, and his career 39 percent average from three-point land, could fill in as a big shot taker and maker.

    Like Eddie House but without the defense.

Dallas Mavericks

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    The Dallas Mavericks have recently revamped their lineup with the likes of Peja Stojakovic and Rodrigue Beaubois and they are already deep at the shooting guard position.

    Still, when there is a big name player like Michael Redd available Mark Cuban usually wants him.

    Redd could be a good addition to the Mavericks.

    Caron Butler is out for the year and so is his scoring punch. Redd is a proven scorer who can heat up quickly.

    Plus, if the 22-year-old Rodrigue Beubois turns out to be a flash in the pan, the experienced Redd could be a good replacement.

New Orleans Hornets

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    The New Orleans Hornets are thin at the shooting guard position and have been playing Marco Belinelli, Marcus Thornton and Willie Green at that spot.

    Adding Redd to the back court would give Chris Paul an experienced player and a great scorer to pass to.

    The Hornets may end up playing the Lakers or the Thunder in the first round of the playoffs.

    If so, they will need a scoring boost.

New York Knicks

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    The New York Knicks want Carmelo Anthony, but they may not get him this year.

    They should consider Michael Redd.

    The Knicks are weak at the shooting guard position.

    Redd could provide a three-point threat to complement Amare Stoudemire.

    Furthermore, Redd fits in well with Mike D'Antoni's shoot-first philosophy.

    If they let Redd run and gun for about 15 minutes a game, the Knicks could become the highest scoring team in the NBA.