Two winding paths of misfortune have led to the intersection of need for the Phoenix Suns and opportunity for Michael Redd.
The Suns are limping toward the close of their opening week at 0-2. Redd, whose impressive career has been sidetracked by knee injury, may -- if he's not eventually reduced to limping through the compacted schedule -- be able to help. His signing was announced Thursday.
This means that in their quest to identify a temporary go-to scorer, the once-mighty Phoenix offensive machine is required to take the "where do we go now?" approach.
For positive spin, we give you a partial resume for Redd, a 32-year-old, 6-foot-6 wing who has spent each of his 11 NBA seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks:
The 43rd selection in the 2000 NBA Draft, Redd pumped in more than 20 points per game six times in Milwaukee and has a career average of exactly 20 points per game. He was chosen over then-rookie LeBron James for the Eastern Conference All-Star team in 2004 and earned an Olymp...