Luke Ridnour has been dealt with three times in the last 24 hours ahead of NBA draft 2015. First, he was traded to Memphis Grizzlies for the rights to Jannis Timma, a young small forward from Latvia, on Wednesday. On Thursday morning, he was sent to Hornets from Grizzlies in exchange for Matt Barnes. The former Bobcats guard was then traded to Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeremy Lamb.
Just count the number of switches starting from his journey from Orlando – Ridnour has been a member of four NBA teams within a span of 24 hours. The other three are Memphis, Hornets and Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma City Thunders were once Seattle Supersonics, a team for which Ridnour has played for in the past. He also featured for both Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Bobcats in a span of 14 months. Luke Ridnour entered 2015 off-season having played for 5 teams in his 12-year NBA career, being a sojourner almost everywhere. Milwaukee Bucks, one of those five, featured him twice.
And Ridnour is going to get his sixth employer in the coming season as the Thunders are just assured of reselling Ridnour prior to July 10, as his $2.75 million team option for 2015-16 season becomes fully guaranteed. The 34-year-old, who averaged four points and two assists in 14 games last season, is well worth that money.