Luke Ridnour to Sign with Orlando Magic
It’s been rumored for weeks that the Orlando Magic were seeking a veteran point guard to round out the roster, they may have found one in Luke Ridnour. The Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins is reporting that the Magic are expected to sign the 33-year-old and are finalizing a deal.
The Orlando Magic indeed are finalizing a deal with PG Luke Ridnour. — Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) July 16, 2014
TNT’s David Aldridge believes Ridnour will be signed for a 2-year, $5.5 million contract. The second season is non-guaranteed. If Luke only makes $2.75 million per season, Orlando would still be about $2 million shy of the salary floor.
Luke Ridnour’s 2-year deal with Orlando is for $5.5M, per source. Non-guaranteed 2nd year. @JoshuaBRobbins first reported Magic agreement.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 17, 2014
The University of Oregon product made $4.32 million last season. The 6′ 2″ combo guard spent his time in ’13-’14 with the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte. Ridnour was traded by the Bucks along with Gary Neal on February 20th to Charlotte in exchange for Jeff Adrien and Ramon Sessions. Combining his stints with both teams last season, Luke played in 61 games – started 14 of them – and averaged 5.0 ppg, 2.9 apg, and 1.6 rpg on 38.5 FG% and 34.3 3PT% at 18.7 minutes per contest.
In 4 playoff games against the Miami Heat as a Charlotte player, Luke averaged 2.5 ppg, 3.0 apg, and 1.0 rpg on 30.8 FG% and 33.3 3PT% on just 9 minutes per contest. Ridnour has played in 783 career regular season games, starting in 493 of them. His averages are 9.6 ppg, 4.6 apg, 1.0 spg, and 2.3 rpg on 43.1 FG% and 35.0 3PT%.
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