Sunday, January 25, 2009

Code Redd

An MRI revealed that Michael Redd has torn his ACL and MCL in his left knee. This devastating news will end his season and require surgery. Most ACL surgeries require at least eight months of rehab and Redd could miss the beginning of next year, too.

The Bucks will need to fill a major hole since Redd was playing 38 MPG and averaging 24.2 PPG this calendar year. There's not player that can replace Redd (like Millsap and Boozer), but Milwaukee will look to get more production from their regulars in Charlie Villanueva, Richard Jefferson, Andrew Bogut, and Luke Ridnour. Villanueva stands the most to gain and goes from a sell-high player to a legitimate top-70 player.
Charlie Bell is still recovering from a sprained ankle, but upon his return he should start and get around 27 minutes. Bell is worth an add in 16-team leagues right now. The former Spartan could emerge as a 12-team player since he is capable of scoring 20 on any given night. Ramon Sessions should also see close to 30 minutes and is now worth owning in all 12-team leagues.
Scott Skiles can be unpredictable from time to time, so it wouldn't be impossible for guys like Joe Alexander, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Tyronn Lue, and Malik Allen to gain significant value.

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