Michael Redd was once one of the prolific scorers in the NBA and played a big role for the 2008 USC Olympic Team, but according to a report, the 11-year veteran will not be considered for the 2012 squad that will play in London in just a few short months. Redd recently signed a deal with the Phoenix Suns, but has missed time due to injuries.
Source close to process tells ESPN that four members of 2008 Team USA squad WON'T be considered in 2012: Boozer, Redd, Tay Prince and J-Kidd— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 7, 2012
This news should not come as too much of a surprise, especially with Redd's recent history of health issues. And while the Suns signed the veteran guard to a one-year deal, a comeback season could prompt the front office to re-sign him in the offseason. If this were to be the case and Redd were to re-injure one of his knees in London, it could become an ugly situation in Phoenix.