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Ridnour "being shopped" 

Post#1 » by Klomp » Thu Feb 7, 2013 3:40 pm

Luke Ridnour is being shopped by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and a league source told SheridanHoops.com “there is a good chance” the 10th-year point guard will be dealt before the Feb. 21 trade deadline.

With Ricky Rubio back from an injury that wiped out the first half of his season, the T-Wolves have a glut at the position with J.J. Berea also under contract (for this season plus two more). Ridnour has a reasonable contract ($4 million this season, $4.3 million next season) and is a steady playmaker who has spent the majority of his career with bad teams, having appeared in the playoffs just twice.


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Re: Ridnour "being shopped" 

Post#2 » by C.lupus » Thu Feb 7, 2013 3:44 pm

I'm shocked.


Boston for Lee seems like a doable trade for both teams.
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Post#3 » by Wolf_Cry » Thu Feb 7, 2013 3:49 pm

This also explains why Ridnour has started against Kobe/Green/etc. or anyone who has 5 inches on him. I feel bad for Luke. He is a great person and gives his best effort. I really would like him as a back up PG, especially if you have a player like Rubio who cannot spread the floor with his shooting. Oh well.
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Post#4 » by C.lupus » Thu Feb 7, 2013 3:56 pm

I know some posters here don't like Luke *cough*Vindicater*cough* but I've always thought he has been the consumate professional and a good vet presence on the team. He's been asked to do way more than he should have and play out of position his whole tenure here and he never complains - and he plays through injuries. He is not a SG, though, and this team desparately needs a SG with some size, not 3 PGs.
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Post#5 » by teamwillow » Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:24 pm

Sad day if this happens :(
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Post#6 » by moss_is_1 » Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:31 pm

They mentioned we've talked to Utah about a Ridnour for Burks deal? Yes I'd do that...has Burks value really dropped that much? I think he'd be a nice fit here as a ball-handling 2 guard off the bench at least.
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Post#7 » by Vindicater » Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:42 pm

C.lupus wrote:I know some posters here don't like Luke *cough*Vindicater*cough* but I've always thought he has been the consumate professional and a good vet presence on the team. He's been asked to do way more than he should have and play out of position his whole tenure here and he never complains - and he plays through injuries. He is not a SG, though, and this team desparately needs a SG with some size, not 3 PGs.


I have never had a problem with his personality, professional attitude or effort level.

I have had an issue with the fact that he is a bad point guard either as a starter or as a backup.

I actually think he had his best stretch of usefulness when plugged in at shooting guard next to a fully fit Rubio because it made him a straight shooter instead of letting him handle the ball. Of course it also killed us defensively but at least that was only one side of the ball.

I for one am glad he will be moved. Barea (as annoying as he can be at times) is a much better fit as a backup point guard behind Rubio.
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Re: Ridnour "being shopped" 

Post#8 » by C.lupus » Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:47 pm

I didn't really mean to call you out Vindicater. You've just been the most vocal of the "trade Luke" crowd.




So is there a $9M SG on a relatively short contract that we could trade Ridnour and Roy for?
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Post#9 » by shrink » Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:59 pm

C.lupus wrote:So is there a $9M SG on a relatively short contract that we could trade Ridnour and Roy for?


$9 mil is just a weird figure. It's well over the MLE, but not in the star range. Players in this range are slightly better than the MLE, but have some size. SG's are generally rookies, MLE's, or stars. It might be better to look at the MLE range (like Courtney Lee)

Anyway, your search led to Rodney Stuckey ($8.5 for two years, second partially guaranteed for $4), and Beno Udrih ($8.3, expiring). I'm not interested in either at this price.
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Re: Ridnour "being shopped" 

Post#10 » by C.lupus » Thu Feb 7, 2013 5:04 pm

Hmm, yeah, me neither. I was just thinking that would open up another roster spot to keep Johnson. Maybe we can throw Amundson in with Ridnour, though he isn't really anything positive.

I keep coming back to Lee. He's not perfect and the length of his contract is not ideal but it seems like he could be available for Luke with Rondo out.
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Post#11 » by theGreatRC » Thu Feb 7, 2013 5:23 pm

C.lupus wrote:I'm shocked.


Boston for Lee seems like a doable trade for both teams.


It's so simple that it would never happen.
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Post#12 » by Busch Legion » Thu Feb 7, 2013 5:33 pm

Wolf_Cry wrote:This also explains why Ridnour has started against Kobe/Green/etc. or anyone who has 5 inches on him. I feel bad for Luke. He is a great person and gives his best effort. I really would like him as a back up PG, especially if you have a player like Rubio who cannot spread the floor with his shooting. Oh well.


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Post#13 » by [RCG] » Thu Feb 7, 2013 6:11 pm

Not a surprise. He is a steady, unspectacular back-up point guard. With Rubio coming into form and Barea being able to create for himself and provide a spark at times, Ridnour is the logical odd-man out.
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Post#14 » by kmgarnett21 » Thu Feb 7, 2013 6:42 pm

I'd rather trade Barea than Luke
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Post#15 » by bluethunder0005 » Thu Feb 7, 2013 7:12 pm

Luke is a lot safer than Barea as a player regardless of starter or backup and that makes him a better trade piece. I love when Barea is on but more often than not he's a blackhole and inefficient on top of being no better of a defender than Luke is. I'm fine with Luke being traded but I'm not going to be excited about Barea being the sole backup with how injury prone he is.
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Post#16 » by Calinks » Thu Feb 7, 2013 7:51 pm

Luke is a pro in every sense. I like the guy and hope he lands on a good team where he can make a difference. Boston this year would put him in the playoffs.
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Post#17 » by Adenusi » Thu Feb 7, 2013 8:32 pm

Like him as a person but not as a player.
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Post#18 » by Adenusi » Thu Feb 7, 2013 8:34 pm

kmgarnett21 wrote:I'd rather trade Barea than Luke

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Re: Ridnour "being shopped" 

Post#19 » by karch34 » Thu Feb 7, 2013 9:19 pm

Both have their flaws, which is why their ideal role is back up. I think Luke is more consistent and the healthier player. He's also been durable and done whatever is asked of him. Barea is frustrating, but can be a spark. If you're basing it only on a limited role, I think it suits Barea. If its pressed into being a starter, it's probably Ridnour.

I'll trade whichever one gets the better return.
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Re: Ridnour "being shopped" 

Post#20 » by Krapinsky » Thu Feb 7, 2013 9:22 pm

Advanced stats say Barea >>> Ridnour and it's not even really close.
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