Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Redd Makes the Cut

Michael Redd survived the last cuts for Team USA and will be on the 12-man roster that competes in the Tournament of the Americas starting on Wednesday. Mike Krzyzewski opted to keep both Mike Miller and Redd, dropping Nick Collison and Kevin Durant.

Redd said the closer international 3-point line is like a free throw for him, but cautioned that it's too early to say that this U.S. team is a better shooting one than last year's.

"We haven't played the games yet. We've got to go out and hit some shots first in the games," he said. "I like the fact that Mike's here. I do what I do -- shoot the basketball.

"It adds an element to the team and opens it up for our penetrators, for LeBron and Jason, Chauncey, Kobe, 'Melo and those guys. More than making shots, I think it's going to hurt other teams by opening up the floor."

Alex Boeder has been keeping track of Redd's play in the Team USA training camp.

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