Magic Officially Announce Luke Ridnour Signing
The Orlando Magic have officially announced the signing of Luke Ridnour. Following the signing of Devyn Marble, Orlando’s roster is now at 15 players with active contracts. Based on previous reports from TNT’s David Aldridge, the deal is expected to be for 2 years at a total of $5.5 million. The second year is non-guaranteed. As per team policy, the Magic haven’t released official contract terms.
GM Rob Hennigan released a statement on the new acquisition:
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Luke (Ridnour) and his family to Orlando,” said Hennigan. “Luke is a proven player in this league who is well-respected as a teammate and competitor. The depth and veteran experience he will provide to our backcourt will help our team continue to grow.”
The former Oregon Duck made $4.32 million last season, so the 33-year-old is taking a cut in pay. 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.