Phoenix Suns Sign Veteran SG Michael Redd

The Phoenix Suns signed veteran SG and former All-Star Michael Redd on Thursday. Redd will take a few weeks to get in game shape before playing for the Suns.

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2011 NBA Free Agents: Suns Reportedly Sign Michael Redd

After working him out on Tuesday and doing their due diligence on his troublesome knee, the Phoenix Suns have signed veteran SG Michael Redd, according to Arizona Sports.

Redd, 32, comes to a Phoenix squad in serious need of some extra bench scoring, bringing his 11 year’s of experience and 20 point carrer scoring average along with him.

"Michael Redd has a proven pedigree as a first-rate NBA scorer," said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. "He will work with our renowned training staff to get into basketball shape. When he is ready to play, Michael will be a welcome addition to our team."

Redd has had some major knee issues in the past, tearing his ACL and MCL in his left knee at the same twice in consecutive seasons, limiting his play to only 61 games over the past three seasons. Hopefully those injuries don’t become an issue is Phoenix.

An All-Star in 2004, Redd has finished in the top-11 in NBA scoring five separate seasons (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), as well as averaging 20 or more points in six-straight seasons (2003-09). He spent his previous 11 years with the Milwaukee Bucks.

For reactions and discussion on the signing of Redd, head over to Bright Side of the Sun. For all the latest AZ sports news, follow us on Twitter @SBNArizona and "Like" us on Facebook.

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NBA Free Agents 2011: Phoenix Suns Ready To Sign Michael Redd

The Phoenix Suns are getting off to a pretty slow start in the 2011-12 NBA season. And they look particularly weak in the shooting guard position. Jared Dudley is a solid enough bench player, but he can't be a starter and expect to put up big numbers and sustain that type of effort for an entire season. Shannon Brown has had a disastrous start, and has a lot of work to do if he plans on logging big minutes anytime soon.

So Phoenix went into the well and worked out former All-Star Michael Redd, and it looks like they're ready to sign him. Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic has more.

Michael Redd, who has a scary knee history, worked out for the Suns at US Airways Center on Tuesday, and the Suns are expected to sign the 32-year-old today to address their need for scoring and shooting.

Redd likely would not play immediately as he learns the Suns' system and works into playing shape.

Reed has been an outstanding shooter, but at 32 he's past his prime and struggling with how to cope with injuries. The Suns have done wonders with injured players before though, so it wouldn't be surprising if Redd enjoyed a mini-renaissance in the desert lands. Phoenix needs offense from the wing or otherwise Steve Nash will continue to struggle getting the offensive help he needs to thrive in Arizona.

To discuss the possibility of Redd and the Suns, go to Bright Side of the Sun.

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Phoenix Suns Work Out Veteran SG Michael Redd

According to AZCentral.com’s Paul Coro, the Phoenix Suns worked out veteran SG Michael Redd on Tuesday, trying to bolster their bench with a veteran guard with a resume as a shotmaker.

The 32-year old Redd worked out at US Airways Center with free agent veteran Ime Udoka and free agent Gilbert Brown, though Coro feels Redd is the most appealing to the Suns.

Phoenix made sure to do their due diligence on Redd’s left knee, having it examined by team doctors on Tuesday as well due to his extensive history of problems with it. The former All-Star has played in a meager 61 games over the past three years along with two season-ending knee surgeries; Redd tore his ACL and MCL back in January of 2009 and once more a year later.

In the 10 games he did play in last year, Redd scored 4.4 points in 13.4 minutes for the Milwaukee Bucks. Luckily the Suns are known around the league to have a top notch medical staff who have lots of knowledge of dealing with aging stars such as Steve Nash, Grant Hill, and Shaquille O’Neal. Maybe Redd can reinvigorate himself in the desert as well.

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Phoenix Suns Reportedly Work Out Swingman Gilbert Brown

The Phoenix Suns will reportedly workout 6-6 shooting guard / small forward Gilbert Brown, an undrafted rookie out of Pitt.

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