Courting of Redd beginsThe 6-foot-6 shooting guard will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, although he repeated Tuesday that he hoped to return to the Bucks for a sixth season in the fall.
"I still do, still do," the 25-year-old Redd said of wanting to remain with the Bucks. "It's getting closer; we've still got a couple months before that's decided. I'll deal with my agent, Kevin Poston, and obviously talk with my family, because this is a big summer.
"It's huge, man, huge. I've never really encountered anything like this in my life. That's the beauty of being a free agent. It's an honor and a blessing. The last time I was restricted.
"We'll see what happens. Hopefully we can get something worked out."
Sports talk show hosts in Cleveland have been salivating about uniting Redd with LeBron James, and it's possible those rumors could heat up again if the faltering Cavaliers fail to make the playoffs.
"I think when Cleveland was mentioned it had nothing to do with the team as much as it did that he (would be) going back home," Bucks coach Terry Porter said of Redd, the former Ohio State star who still lives in Columbus, Ohio.