Luke Ridnour G ORL 3 weeks ago

Ridnour ended the season averaging 4.0 points, 2.0 assists, and 1.4 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.

Although Ridnour has one year left on his deal, the Magic can release him prior to the season without salary cap ramifications. The move would save the team 2.75 million dollars heading into the free agency period. Also, Ridnour hasn't ruled out the possibility of retirement, concluding his 12th season at the age of 34. Aside from shooting a sterling 53 percent on mid-range jumpers, Ridnour was a nonfactor in his first season with the Magic. In April, he missed three straight games to be with his wife for the birth of their fourth child. He lost playing time when Victor Oladipo returned from a facial surgery in November and yielded his job as primary backup point guard to Willie Green in late January.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 1 month ago

Ridnour said Thursday that he has not decided whether he'll continue playing, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Ridnour is under contract for next season, but it sounds as though he's mulling retirement. The Oregon product is only 34, but he's dealt with injuries over the past two seasons and has not been a part of winning organizations. He'll likely take a few weeks to decide whether or not he'll return to Orlando for what would conceivably be his final season.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 1 month ago

Ridnour (personal) will not play Monday against the Heat, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Ridnour missed three games earlier in the month after his wife gave birth to the couple's child. He was active for both Friday and Saturday's games but did not see the court. It's unclear why he's away from the team again, but he'll remain out Monday and could miss the season finale as well.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 2 months ago

Ridnour (paternity) was active for Friday's game against the Magic but wasn't inserted into the action.

Ridnour missed a few games on paternity leave but appears to be available for the last few contests on the schedule. However, he's not guaranteed any playing time, as evidenced by Friday's inability to get on the court.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 2 months ago

Ridnour will return to action Friday after missing three games while on paternity leave, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Ridnour will return as the primary backup point guard, though his role has not been large enough this season to yield consistent fantasy production.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 2 months ago

Ridnour (paternity) was present at shootaround Friday and is expected to play against the Raptors, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Ridnour has missed the last three games after his wife gave birth to a child over the weekend. Expect him back in his usual backup point guard role behind Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 2 months ago

Ridnour (paternity) will not play Wednesday, John Denton of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Ridnour will miss his third straight game as he continues to remain away from the team following the birth of his child over the weekend. With Willie Green also out, Evan Fournier (hip) should pick up a few extra minutes, while Elfrid Payton could also see an increased workload.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 2 months ago

Ridnour isn't with the Magic on their road trip due to the expected birth of a child, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Ridnour's absence will likely extend through the two weekend games, which would leave Wednesday against the Bulls as the probable date to rejoin the lineup. If he were to return for Saturday's contest, he should receive an update to indicate as such, but doubtful is probably the best descriptor for him at this point.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 3 months ago

Ridnour returned from a hamstring injury Tuesday, coming off the bench to play 20 minutes. He was held scoreless on five shots, and had three rebounds and three assists.

Ridnour had missed three games with the injury, but Tuesday's game marked the most minutes he's played since Jan. 9. Still, Ridnour isn't much use for fantasy. He generally scores in the single figures and is now 0-for-9 in March.

Luke Ridnour G ORL 3 months ago

Ridnour (hamstring) went through a full practice without issue Monday and is considered probable to play Tuesday versus the Pacers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Ridnour has been sidelined three games with a hamstring injury, but even when healthy he doesn't provide much, from a fantasy perspective. Ridnour averaged only 2.7 points and 1.2 assists in 13.0 minutes during the month of February.