Michael Redd was very much at his peak before winning gold at Beijing 2008.
The Columbus, Ohio native was drafted in the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2000, but it was not until 2003 that he would become a starter after Ray Allen moved on to Seattle.
He became an All-Star in 2004 and really started to establish himself as one of the best shooting guards in the league with an impressive knack for hitting long-range baskets.
Redd demonstrated that prowess at the 2017 FIBA Americas Championship, making a record 29 three-pointers and averaging 14.4 points per game as USA won the tournament to book their place in China.
He had less impact in Beijing with Kobe Bryant on court for most of the time, but he did make three three-pointers in 13 minutes in the opening win over the hosts.
Redd was limited to cameo appearances after that, averaging just over 10 minutes per game, and missed the final.
Back in the NBA, Redd tore anterior and medial cruciate ligaments in his left knee just four months after becoming an Olympic champion.
“"I wanted to build something great in Milwaukee and tried my heart out to do so."”
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