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Lukas Robin Ridnour (born February 13, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA). He was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
and he grew up in Blaine, Washington.[1]

Contents

1 High school career 2 College career 3 Professional career

3.1 Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
(2003–2008) 3.2 Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
(2008–2010) 3.3 Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
(2010–2013) 3.4 Return to Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
(2013–2014) 3.5 Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
(2014) 3.6 Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic
(2014–2015) 3.7 Later career and retirement (2015–2016)

4 NBA career statistics

4.1 Regular season 4.2 Playoffs

5 Personal life 6 References 7 External links

High school career[edit] Ridnour's father, Rob, was his basketball coach during high school. He was given the keys to the gym by his father during his sophomore year, and he was able to practice during the day; and additionally, late into the night. Subsequently, he was on two state title-winning teams at Blaine High School, and was named a high school All-American by both McDonald's and Parade in 2000, his graduating year. College career[edit] Ridnour went on to star at the University of Oregon, where he teamed with Luke Jackson and Fred Jones to take the Ducks to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball
Basketball
Tournament twice including the Elite 8 in 2002. He set the school season record for assists (218) and made a conference-record 62 consecutive free throws. Luke averaged 19.7 points per game and 6.6 assist per game. Ridnour left Oregon after his junior year, when he was Pac-10 Player of the Year. Professional career[edit] Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
(2003–2008)[edit] Luke was picked 14th in the 2003 NBA draft
NBA draft
by the Seattle SuperSonics. Luke played sparingly his rookie season, but became the starting point guard for the Sonics in the 2004–05 season. He participated in the 2005 All-Star weekend, playing in the Rookie Challenge and in the Skills Challenge. Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
(2008–2010)[edit] On August 13, 2008, Ridnour was involved in a three-team, six-player deal involving the Sonics (which had become the Oklahoma City Thunder), the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
that sent Milwaukee's Mo Williams
Mo Williams
to Cleveland, Cleveland's Joe Smith and Milwaukee's Desmond Mason
Desmond Mason
to Oklahoma City, Cleveland's Damon Jones and Ridnour and Adrian Griffin
Adrian Griffin
to Milwaukee, which ended Ridnour's five-year run with the Sonics/Thunder.[2] Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
(2010–2013)[edit] On July 21, 2010, Ridnour signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[3] In a game in the 2011-12 season with the Timberwolves he scored a buzzer beater with a floater against the Utah Jazz. Return to Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
(2013–2014)[edit] On July 11, 2013, Ridnour was reacquired by the Bucks in a three-team transaction that brought Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
shooting guard Kevin Martin to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[4] Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
(2014)[edit] On February 20, 2014, Ridnour was traded to Charlotte along with Gary Neal in exchange for Ramon Sessions
Ramon Sessions
and Jeff Adrien.[5] Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic
(2014–2015)[edit] On July 25, 2014, Ridnour signed with the Orlando Magic.[6] Later career and retirement (2015–2016)[edit] In June 2015, Ridnour garnered national attention as he was traded four times in the span of six days. On June 24, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
in exchange for the draft rights to Jānis Timma.[7] The next day, the Grizzlies sent him to the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
in exchange for Matt Barnes[8] and then, that same day, was traded along with a 2016 second-round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
in exchange for Jeremy Lamb.[9] Lastly on June 30, Ridnour was traded to the Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors
along with cash considerations in exchange for the draft rights to Tomislav Zubčić.[10] Ridnour later stated in an interview with USA Today
USA Today
that he found the whole situation rather "funny", as he and his family were present at their home in Seattle while the moves were unfolding.[11] On July 9, 2015, he was waived by the Raptors,[12] adding to the list of teams he never visited during the two-week period.[11] On September 21, 2015, Ridnour announced his decision to sit out the 2015–16 season.[13] On June 22, 2016, Ridnour announced his retirement from professional basketball.[14] NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2003–04 Seattle 69 6 16.1 .414 .338 .823 1.6 2.4 .8 .1 5.5

2004–05 Seattle 82 82 31.4 .405 .376 .883 2.5 5.9 1.1 .3 10.0

2005–06 Seattle 79 77 33.2 .418 .289 .877 3.0 7.0 1.6 .3 11.5

2006–07 Seattle 71 58 29.5 .433 .353 .805 2.3 5.2 1.2 .3 11.0

2007–08 Seattle 61 5 20.0 .399 .296 .857 1.5 4.0 .6 .2 6.4

2008–09 Milwaukee 72 50 28.2 .403 .350 .869 3.0 5.1 1.3 .2 9.6

2009–10 Milwaukee 82 0 21.5 .478 .381 .907 1.7 4.0 .7 .1 10.4

2010–11 Minnesota 71 66 30.4 .468 .440 .883 2.8 5.4 1.3 .1 11.8

2011–12 Minnesota 53 53 33.0 .440 .322 .891 2.7 4.8 1.1 .3 12.1

2012–13 Minnesota 82 82 30.2 .453 .311 .848 2.5 3.8 1.0 .2 11.5

2013–14 Milwaukee 36 12 21.2 .384 .368 .684 1.7 3.4 .6 .1 5.7

2013–14 Charlotte 25 2 15.1 .389 .300 .571 1.4 2.2 .4 .2 4.0

2014–15 Orlando 47 0 14.5 .426 .317 .857 1.4 2.0 .4 .1 4.0

Career 830 493 26.1 .431 .349 .857 2.3 4.5 1.0 .2 9.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2005 Seattle 11 11 34.4 .393 .235 .950 3.3 4.3 1.2 .7 9.7

2010 Milwaukee 7 0 17.3 .467 .357 .833 1.9 1.9 .6 .1 8.1

2014 Charlotte 4 0 9.0 .308 .333 .000 1.0 3.0 .0 .3 2.5

Career 22 11 24.3 .406 .297 .906 2.4 3.3 .8 .5 7.9

Personal life[edit] Ridnour is a Christian. Ridnour has spoken about his faith saying, "Even though I now have more success, fame, and money than I ever dreamed, my relationship with God is the only thing that brings me true peace and satisfaction." References[edit]

^ Luke Ridnour
Luke Ridnour
– Yahoo!.com ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Williams in Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2010-07-22.  ^ "Wolves Sign Free Agent Luke Ridnour". NBA.com. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-22.  ^ "Bucks Acquire Luke Ridnour
Luke Ridnour
in a Three Team Deal". NBA.com. July 11, 2013.  ^ Bobcats Acquire Neal, Ridnour from Bucks in Exchange for Sessions, Adrien Archived 2014-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Magic Sign Luke Ridnour ^ "Grizzlies acquire Luke Ridnour
Luke Ridnour
from Orlando Magic". NBA.com. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.  ^ "Grizzlies acquire Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes
from Charlotte Hornets". NBA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015.  ^ "Thunder Acquires Ridnour and Future Draft Pick". NBA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015.  ^ "Raptors Acquire Ridnour From Oklahoma City". NBA.com. June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.  ^ a b Zillgitt, Jeff (July 2, 2015). " Luke Ridnour
Luke Ridnour
finds it 'funny' he's been traded four times in a week". USAToday.com. Retrieved July 12, 2015.  ^ "Raptors Waive Luke Ridnour". NBA.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.  ^ Source: Veteran guard Luke Ridnour
Luke Ridnour
to sit out 2015-16 NBA season ^ " Luke Ridnour
Luke Ridnour
officially announces retirement". theScore. June 22, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Luke Ridnour
Luke Ridnour
at Wikimedia Commons ESPN.com Profile

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2003 NBA draft

First round

LeBron James Darko Miličić Carmelo Anthony Chris Bosh Dwyane Wade Chris Kaman Kirk Hinrich T. J. Ford Michael Sweetney Jarvis Hayes Mickaël Piétrus Nick Collison Marcus Banks Luke Ridnour Reece Gaines Troy Bell Žarko Čabarkapa David West Sasha Pavlović Dahntay Jones Boris Diaw Zoran Planinić Travis Outlaw Brian Cook Carlos Delfino Ndudi Ebi Kendrick Perkins Leandro Barbosa Josh Howard

Second round

Maciej Lampe Jason Kapono Luke Walton Jerome Beasley Sofoklis Schortsanitis Szymon Szewczyk Mario Austin Travis Hansen Steve Blake Slavko Vraneš Derrick Zimmerman Willie Green Zaza Pachulia Keith Bogans Malick Badiane Matt Bonner Sani Bečirovič Mo Williams James Lang James Jones Paccelis Morlende Kyle Korver Remon van de Hare Tommy Smith Nedžad Sinanović Rick Rickert Brandon Hunter Xue Yuyang A

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