Redd Has Never Considered Asking For Trade
Oct 23, 2009 10:58 AM EST
The Bucks went through another massive overhaul during the past offseason, something Michael Redd has grown accustomed to. But he has never asked to be dealt to a contender.
"The Bucks' organization has been good to me," Redd said. "And [Milwaukee general manager] John [Hammond] told me he has a plan to turn things around. The NBA is a business and I understand that. Sometimes changes have to be made."
Redd, however, left the door open for finishing his career in another uniform.
"I've been here a long time and a big part of me wants to finish my career here," Redd said. "But, yeah, there is definitely a part of me that wants to play for a winner."
Loyalty is good and all, but being loyal to this fourth-tier team is borderline insane
Redd is pulling like 20 mill a year after being a second round pick. This is the only team that has shown belief in him since the begining. I'm not naive about the realities of the business side and wanting to win, but if anybody should be loyal it's Michael Redd.
Micheal Redd is a good person. He does not say much, but his game shows what he can do. He believes the Bucks can be a contender someday. I don't know how long this will take but it will happen, but I think if they don't win within the next 2-3 years he should ask for a trade.
I'm not a Redd fan from a basketball perspective or a Bucks fan, but you have to love the loyalty. I hate when guys sign huge contracts and then bail as soon as things get sour. I really think that the Bucks have ownership that wants to win and every team goes through these ups and downs at some point. He was there during some good years, some bad ones and hopefully he will get back to the good years again. Michael Redd may be the anti-Boozer in a time where it seems every guy is demanding a trade. If we remember LA only had a few rough spots and Kobe was ready to bail. The only time I cannot fault a guy for wanting out is when they are not playing when they should be or they play for an organization that is either rebuilding or not trying to do what it takes to win.
Michael Redd is the anti-Boozer... Just love that figure of speech... LOL
The one attribute I like for a player would be his loyalty and so far, Michael Redd has proven that he is a loyal person to a franchise that seems confused in rebuilding. It is a rarity in any sports to find a player that can turn down big money to play for the team he was committed to... Though Redd seems to earn $20 Mil a year, so he doesn't belong there. But still, he has never asked to be traded and never complained about what's going on with the Bucks and that, to me, is a simple sign of loyalty...
I remember John Amaechi, right before he became open to his sexuality. He used to play for Orlando and was a very solid Center there. In 2000, he was offered $17 Million Dollar Contract to play for the LA Lakers but turned down to continue playing for Orlando at a mere $600K...WEW!
I just admire the players that aren't after money... It goes to show that not ALL athletes are greedy and that some were willing to make less just to play in the NBA...
Ameachi screwed up big time. He turned down 17 million from the lakers and accepted 600k from the Magic and said it was becasue he felt loyal. He was out the league 2 years later and never made over a mill those next two years. There's a difference between loyalty and stupidity.