Luke Ridnour on 4 Teams in 24 Hours

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Luke Ridnour endured a whirlwind tour of the league in 24 hours, going from Orlando to Memphis to Charlotte to Oklahoma City in one trade after another.

The first trade, made Wednesday, between Orlando and Memphis, saw Ridnour exchanged for Janis Timma. The second, made Thursday morning, involved Memphis sending Ridnour to Charlotte for Matt Barnes. Ridnour reached his final destination on Thursday afternoon, when the Hornets bartered him and a conditional 2016 second-round draft pick to the Thunder for Jeremy Lamb.

Ridnour, who has made 493 starts, had already played for five teams before the trading flurry: 2003-08 with the Seattle Supersonics, 2008-2010 with the Milwaukee Bucks, 2010-2013 with the Minnesota Timberwolves, splitting the 2013-2014 season between the Bucks and the Hornets, and finally ending with the Magic in 2014-15. He has averaged 9.3 points per game over his 12-year career.

Yahoo sports noted that Ridnour is likely to travel to yet another team before the summer season concludes, as his $2.75 million team option for 2015-16 becomes fully guaranteed on July 10.

According to, four players have played for 12 teams in their NBA careers: Chucky Brown, 1990-2002, Jim Jackson, 1993-2006, Tony Massenburg, 1991-2005, and Joe Smith, 1996-2011.


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