Suns sign veteran guard Redd to 1-year deal

December 29, 2011 - 3:27 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have signed All-Star guard Michael Redd to a one-year contract.

Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said Thursday that Redd is a proven scorer. He averaged 20 points in 11 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Redd was in the final season of a six-year, $91 million deal he signed with the Bucks in 2005. Two injuries to his left knee cost him large chunks of three straight seasons.

The 6-foot-6 guard was the 43rd overall pick of the 2000 NBA draft by the Bucks, his only pro team.

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have signed All-Star guard Michael Redd.

Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said Thursday that Redd is a proven scorer. He averaged 20 points in 11 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Redd was in the final season of a six-year, $91 million deal he signed with the Bucks in 2005. Two injuries to his left knee cost him large chunks of three straight seasons.

The 6-foot-6 guard was the 43rd overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Bucks, his only pro team.