Woelfel: Spurs tried luring Redd to training camp

Michael ReddWhile the San Antonio Spurs were looking to find a backup to Kawhi Leonard by bringing in veterans Corey Maggette and Sam Young, it appears, they may have tried to bring in some shooting help as well in the form of the newly-retired Michael Redd.

Redd, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks for all but one season of his 12-year NBA career, formally announced his NBA retirement in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

But if you think Redd decided to call it quits because a lack of NBA offers, think again.

Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times tweeted that the Spurs were one of a number of NBA teams that tried to lure Redd to training camp.

There's still a chance a team could come calling prior to the start of the playoffs, like the Spurs did with McGrady, but it seems doubtful Redd, one of the NBA's greatest shooters for several years, will be seen heaving up another three-pointer any time soon.

Matt Velasquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also says that Redd knew it was time and will enjoy being home with his family.

"I'd be humbled by an offer, but I'm too entrenched into my family duties now," said Redd. "I've got laundry to take care of, and clothes to fold and trash to take out….I have no regrets on my career. It was time."

Redd likely only would've had an outside shot at making the roster with an already crowded backcourt.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.