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“He looks 100 percent to me,” Skiles said. “That, alone, is an accomplishment, for him to be able to come back. In the practice times that we’ve had, the shootaround times that we’ve had, he looks good. He has energy and, as I said, looks 100 percent. If you came and watched us, or watched a game, and had never seen us play before, you couldn’t pick out the guy who’d been out all that time.”

Redd said he understood why Skiles only used him on a limited basis since he returned.

“I could be out there playing, but if you haven’t had a training camp or a preseason, it’s hard to find your rhythm,” Redd said. “And I got thrown into it. It’s a difficult situation because I didn’t want to disrupt the chemistry of the team, try to push my own agenda and trying to shoot shots. Just want to play and have fun, and coach Skiles has been great for me, and (general manager) John Hammond. We’re on the same page.”

In all, Redd says he appreciates the support he has received from the organization _ especially from the team’s owner, Sen. Herb Kohl.

“Senator Kohl has had many opportunities, probably, to trade me, and he didn’t,” Redd said. “He stuck with me and I appreciate him for that. I came back after being a free agent six years ago, wanted to win and be a part of this organization. It’s been an awesome journey.”