Redd may be out tonight for Bucks

The Wizards could catch a break tonight at Milwaukee because it appears that Bucks guard Michael Redd may be out, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Also, check out this column by Sentinel scribe Michael Hunt. Man does he let the Bucks have it. And after scrolling through the blog Bucks beat guy Charles F. Gardner on the Sentinel web site, Bucks fans are a not happy with their team.

Hunt's piece:

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=703313

The interesting thing to consider is that the Bucks have basically floundered around since owner Herb Kohl ordered Ernie Grunfeld to chop salary and gut the roster in his last season running the team. Also, there is a hint of the risk a team takes when it offers max money to a player who turns out to be good but not great (Redd).

One other thing: as a guy who lived in Kansas City from 1998-2005, I still can't get my mind around the fact that Kansas won the Orange Bowl. I never would have predicted that one.

By Ivan Carter |  January 4, 2008; 2:58 PM ET
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Here's hoping the Wizards make mad buckets tonight.

Posted by: rgz | January 4, 2008 3:28 PM

Funny coincedence with Redd... The Cavs were after him big time during the Summer of '05. If the Cavs would have been successful signing Redd, good chance Hughes would have resigned with the Bullets and who knows what would've happened with Kwame, maybe he stays and Caron stays in LA. Funny how the dominos can fall...

Posted by: CN | January 4, 2008 3:43 PM

Boy...is Mike Hunt sore.

Sorry, I just had too....

Posted by: Anonymous | January 4, 2008 3:58 PM

Dude's name is Mike Hunt?!

Posted by: Tay Biltong | January 4, 2008 4:08 PM

Wow. My fear is that the Bucks players read this and decide to prove Hunt wrong by playing the game of their lives tonight against the wiz.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 4, 2008 5:03 PM

How many times are the Wizards gonna get lucky with the injuries.

If Redd does not play tonight - that will make a bunch of games the Wizards have played against teams missing key guys. (Miami less Shaq, Toronto without Bosh, Cleveland without James, Sacramento without Bibby, etc...)

I can't remember the last time there were so many games against teams missing their key player...

Too bad Detroit wasn't missing Sheed, Billups, Prince, and Rip the other night!

Posted by: Rook | January 4, 2008 6:30 PM

All those teams also got lucky not having to play against GA also.

Posted by: JSchon | January 4, 2008 6:49 PM

"All those teams also got lucky not having to play against GA also.

Posted by: JSchon | January 4, 2008 06:49 PM "

Not if Les BouleS win, and they've won more than they lost.

Posted by: DC Man88 | January 4, 2008 6:53 PM

In the past, this news would guarantee defeat. But it hasn't been that way this year. I think tonight that will continue.

Posted by: George Templeton | January 4, 2008 8:23 PM

Did I space out or did Blatche not play in the first half?

Posted by: Anonymous | January 4, 2008 9:45 PM

You did not space out. DSong played after not playing in the last game.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 4, 2008 9:52 PM

Orlando and Atlanta have already lost tonight, so it would be good to get the win tonight.

So far, the Bucks look pretty bad.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 4, 2008 9:56 PM

Milwaukee has exactly 33 points mid-way through the 3rd - why haven't Young, Blatche, etc. gotten in the game? Why overextend the starters in a game like this?

Posted by: Mike in SD | January 4, 2008 10:00 PM

How many times are the Wizards gonna get lucky with the injuries.

If Redd does not play tonight - that will make a bunch of games the Wizards have played against teams missing key guys. (Miami less Shaq, Toronto without Bosh, Cleveland without James, Sacramento without Bibby, etc...)

I can't remember the last time there were so many games against teams missing their key player...

Too bad Detroit wasn't missing Sheed, Billups, Prince, and Rip the other night!

Posted by: Rook | January 4, 2008 06:30 PM


The Wizards lucky with injuries? They've played 20+ games or whatever it is now without Arenas. If there's any team in this league that's unlucky with injuries, it would be the Wiz.

Also, the Wiz did play the Heat with Shaq -- Haywood outplayed him. And the Kings have played the entire season without Bibby.

Agreed, the Wiz have played some teams with some injuries, but you're supposed to beat wounded teams when they're down. A lot of other teams haven't been able to do that against the Wiz, so all is fair.

Posted by: Krem | January 4, 2008 11:15 PM

Mike Hunt let the Bucks have it?
Hmmm.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 4, 2008 11:17 PM

55 percent shooting. 24 assists on 41 made baskets. Too bad it can't go like this every night. Herb Kohl tried to sell the team and here's hoping he tries again and is successful. What a mess!

Posted by: George Templeton | January 5, 2008 12:10 AM

Rook,

Come on! The Wiz don't have Arenas, Thomas, Pecherov, and didn't have Daniels for 3 weeks. Roger Mason and Stevenson were playing the point, for pete's sake.

They've played good ball without their superstar - it just shows how much deeper the Wiz are, that they can win without their star, while other teams crumble without theirs.

I'm tired of of hearing "Hey, they're playing bad teams, or teams without key players." With as many players down as we've had, that more than evens the score.

If we were scraping by against bad teams with all our players healthy, I'd say that's an issue. With the MASH unit we have, I'm happy with a win over any team.

Posted by: Keithinator | January 5, 2008 12:16 AM

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