Milwaukee Bucks: Michael Redd, No. 43 pick, 2000 NBA Draft
Over a six-year sample, Michael Redd averaged 23.5 points per game.
No, you did not dream that. It actually happened.
Redd is not exactly a household name for the casual NBA fan in 2016, but in the early 2000’s, the former Ohio State shooting guard was one of the best scorers in the league. In compiling those 23.5 points per game, Redd shot 45 percent from the field, 37 percent from the three-point arc and 85 percent from the free throw line from 2004 through 2009. While those numbers may not jump off the page in the landscape of 2016, those were relatively elite numbers at the time at high volume.
Unfortunately, Redd’s career came to an abrupt end at the age of 32, leaving something to be desired when it comes to accumulating career stats. Still, his draft placement as a mid second-rounder more than makes up for that hiccup, and Redd was still an NBA contributor for more than a decade.
The Bucks have more than their fair share of legends (mostly from a few decades ago), but none can compare to Michael Redd when it comes to being underappreciated in the grand scheme.
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