PHOENIX -- Michael Redd doesn't see his one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns as "one last shot" or his last opportunity to revive a promising NBA career derailed by knee injuries. In fact, he sees it as something much different.
"I think this is one of my crowning achievements to be honest," Redd said. "Making it to the All-Star Game and winning (an Olympic) gold medal were wonderful things, but for me to come back from this injury and play basketball -- twice -- might be the biggest mountain I've ever had to climb."
That injury, a twice-torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, has limited Redd to just 61 games the past three seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Now entering his 12th NBA season and expected to make his Suns debut Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Redd is determined to find his old form and establish himself again among the league's best shooting guards. But can a 32-year-old coming off two knee surgeries resemble the player who averaged more than 21 points per ...