Luke Ridnour

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Luke Ridnour
Luke Ridnour.jpg
Ridnour with the Timberwolves
No. 13 – Charlotte Bobcats
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1981-02-13) February 13, 1981 (age 33)
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Blaine (Blaine, Washington)
College Oregon (2000–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro playing career 2003–present
Career history
20032008 Seattle SuperSonics
20082010 Milwaukee Bucks
20102013 Minnesota Timberwolves
2013–2014 Milwaukee Bucks
2014–present Charlotte Bobcats
Stats at NBA.com

Lukas Robin "Luke" Ridnour (born February 13, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. He was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and grew up in Blaine, Washington.[1]

High school career[edit]

He is the son of Rob Ridnour, a former high school basketball coach and current coach of the International Basketball League's Bellingham Slam. When Luke was a high-school sophomore he was given the keys to the gym by his father to practice at night. 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 to take the Ducks to the NCAA Men's Division I 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.

NBA career[edit]

Seattle SuperSonics[edit]

Luke was picked 14th in the 2003 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[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 that sent Milwaukee's Mo Williams to Cleveland, Cleveland's Joe Smith and Milwaukee's Desmond Mason to Oklahoma City, Cleveland's Damon Jones and Ridnour and Adrian Griffin to Milwaukee, which ended Ridnour's five-year run with the Sonics/Thunder.[2]

Minnesota Timberwolves[edit]

On July 21, 2010, Ridnour signed a 4-year $16 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[3]

Return to Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

On July 11, 2013, Ridnour was reacquired by the Bucks in a three-team transaction that brought Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Kevin Martin to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[4]

Charlotte Bobcats[edit]

On February 20, 2014, Ridnour was traded to Charlotte along with Gary Neal in exchange for Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien.[5] On April 12,2014,Luke Ridnour added 12 points and eight assists as the Bobcats won their fourth straight game at home on filling in for the injured Kemba Walker.

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. ... Don’t settle for temporary satisfaction when you can have it for eternity [in Heaven]."[6]

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 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
Career 722 479 27.4 .434 .351 .866 2.4 4.8 1.1 .2 10.0

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
Career 18 11 27.6 .414 .290 .906 2.7 3.3 .9 .5 9.1

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