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Report: Ridnour accept four-year deal with Wolves

Posted on: July 14, 2010 11:43 am
Edited on: July 14, 2010 11:45 am
Posted by Royce Young

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Luke Ridnour has accepted Minnesota's four-year, $16 million deal. Wojnarowski also said the Wolves are looking to move Ramon Sessions to Charlotte.

That makes sense because of course the Wolves don't want a 17th point guard on the roster and also, the Bobcats are in need of a point man after losing Raymond Felton to New York last week.

Ridnour had a solid season in Milwaukee last year, averaging 10.4 points per game and four assists in just about 21 minutes a night. Of course, Ridnour was behind rookie Brandon Jennings in the rotation, but was a pretty key part to Milwaukee's surprising playoff run.

Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2010 5:05 pm

Report: Ridnour accept four-year deal with Wolves

The difference is playing styles.  Sessions was able to drive to shoot his floaters when he wanted to score.  He wasn't any good at distributing either.  Whether he is better or not is up for debate.  The real question is if he is a better fit.  From the outside it looks like he makes more sense in this system.  Only time will tell.  Given that dumping sessions would free up a similar amount of cap space that he takes up, it seems like a marginal improvement to me in a situation where there is nothing to really lose.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2010 4:49 pm

Report: Ridnour accept four-year deal with Wolves

Its fairly obvious what is going on here.  Kahn deems Sessions and Ridnour nearly interchangeable, but believes he can get an asset or more financial flexibility out of Sessions via a trade.  The net result ends up being positive, assuming Sessions and Ridnour do end up with about the same production.  I don't really know why Ridnour gets four years with Rubio on the way.  Kind of suggests Ridnour will back up Rubio with Flynn being trade bait.

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2010 3:19 pm

Report: Ridnour accept four-year deal with Wolves

These dumber than a dead flee sportsline writers keep up writing the same crap that proves how dumb they are.  17 point guards...prior to the Luke Ridnour signing the Wolves have 2 point guards on the current roster.  After signing Luke and dispatching Ramon Sessions, the Wolves will continue to have 2 point guards on their roster, the same number of point guards EVERY OTHER TEAM IN THE NBA HAS.

But Luke could be a nice addition.  He's a bit of an improvement defensively, has some good experience to bring to the young team.  He's also a better free throw and 3-point shooter than Sessions.  I'm not sure how much of an improvement it will be though to be honest.

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2010 2:05 pm

Report: Ridnour accept four-year deal with Wolves

Is Ridnour really better than Sessions?  I didn't like Sessions much, but whether it's Sessions or Ridnour, they'll be backing up Flynn anyways.  Once again, it just seems like Kahn makes moves just to make moves.

Since: May 28, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2010 12:33 pm

Report: Ridnour accept four-year deal with Wolves

Ridnour would have been a good fit for the Miami Heat.  He can see the floor well and is a floor general.  His lack of athleticism and driving abilities would not have mattered in Miami.  He would just need to set up the offense and knock down a shot when kicked out to him from LeBron or Wade.  Miami would be any true point guard's dream and Ridnour should have taken advantage of that situation, even for less money.

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