I have been asking friends that are fans, have asked myself, and now am going to ask the Bucks fans on the web,
Who can we trade Michael Redd for?
The first problem is to get the man healthy, of course, so he needs to be playing, and playing well come February. At this point, I'd much rather see us to be able to go on without Redd, as his return may disrupt this mantra the current Bucks are enjoying at the moment. Adding Redd into our current equation decreases Bogut and Jennings touches, and right now, we don't want to do that.
2009/10: $17 million
2010/11: $18.3 million (player option)
We know Redd is going to take the player option should he stay in Milwaukee and you can't blame him. If he declined and joined the free agent bonanza of 2010, he'd be lucky to earn half that. So, Bucks fans, where do we send Redd to?
Here are a couple of scenarios that I've read about previously, or dreamt up in my sleep:
Redd for Boozer
This trade wouldn't work on it's own, because Boozer only makes $12.32 million. Throw in Matt Harpring (1yr/$6.5mil) or Kyle Korver (1yr/$5.25mil) for Redd and Joe Alexander, and the thing works. The Jazz are struggling big time right now, if Redd were healthy I wonder if this would be viable. Plus we could rid ourselves of the Joe Alexander project early.
Redd for Dampier
A much less appealing trade from a talent standpoint, I've read about this trade on Brew Hoop before as a rumor. Dampier (2yr/$25mil) and Shawne Williams (1yr/$2.4mil) for Redd would work. Dampier's contract is in question however, because of a rumored minute clause. Basically, the rumor states that if Dampier plays less than 25 minutes a game, his contract for next year becomes non-guaranteed. In other words, let him rot on the bench and we get him off the books after this year. This trade would give the Bucks about $2 million in breathing room should another deal be pulled, and would make the Dallas Mavericks ridiculous, albeit lacking at the big man spot.
Redd for Shaq
OK, so I admit I pulled this one out of thin air, but it's not TOTALLY insane. I could never see Shaq playing for the Bucks, he'd probably retire instead of doing so, but if the Shaq in Cleveland experiment didn't go so well come February, something could happen. Shaq (1yr/$21mil) for Redd, Alexander, and Ukic (1yr/$1.4mil) would work. A few other scenarios would work too, but again, the Redd headache would end come the end of this season, and could allow us to make a splash in the acclaimed 2010 free agent market.
So hopefully I got some creative juices flowing on this Redd to ????? question. Let's hear what the Bucks fanbase thinks of where we could send Redd. Or maybe you think I'm nuts and we should keep him. Whatever the case, let's hear it.
Will the Bucks trade Michael Redd this season?
Yes (19 votes)
No (30 votes)
49 total votes