Raptors Waive Luke Ridnour Who Was Traded 4 Times In the Past Month
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Luke Ridnour was no stranger to trades before this off season. His future draft rights were even traded before the 2003 NBA Draft. Between that draft day and 2014, he became a member of 5 different teams and even played twice with the team (Bucks) who traded his draft rights.
That sounds like a lot of travelling for even the typical NBA journey man but that was nothing compared to what happened to him in the past month. Between June 25th of 2015 and June 30th, he was traded 4 times with his final destination being the Toronto Raptors. On July 9th, the Raptors waived Ridnour allowing him to finally choose where he would like to play.
“To be honest, it’s been pretty funny for us,” Ridnour said on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike. “Being in the NBA, you never know what’s going to happen and coming into free agency, I knew I had a contract that was desirable for a trade chip or whatever it might be. Getting the updates daily was pretty funny.”
Ridnour’s journey via Basketball-Reference
June 26, 2003: Drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft.
August 13, 2008: As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder with Adrian Griffin to the Milwaukee Bucks; the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Damon Jones to the Milwaukee Bucks; the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Joe Smith to the Oklahoma City Thunder; the Milwaukee Bucks traded Mo Williams to the Cleveland Cavaliers; and the Milwaukee Bucks traded Desmond Mason to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
July 21, 2010: Signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
July 11, 2013: As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 2014 2nd round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks; the Milwaukee Bucks tradedSzymon Szewczyk to the Oklahoma City Thunder; the Oklahoma City Thunder traded cash to the Milwaukee Bucks; and the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Kevin Martinand cash to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
July 26, 2014: Signed a 2-year contract with the Orlando Magic