Timberwolves turning to Ridnour for Point Guard Duties

Luke Ridnour

The Minnesota Timberwolves made a handful of off-season moves that made people forget that the Kevin McHale era was over, and second year General Manager David Kahn may in fact actually know what he’s doing. Sure there was the Darko Milic contract (4 years, 20 million total) that raised some eyebrows, but the majority of Kahn’s moves made most Wolves fans, especially this one, believe that there was in fact a light at the end of the tunnel. Really.

Additions of Michael Beasley, Martell Webster, and Kosta Koufus (although the jury is still out on his significance) through trades; Wes Johnson and Lazar Hayward through the draft; Milic through re-signing; and purchasing the contract of Nikola Pekovic were all moves that show the fan base the Wolves are moving in the right direction.

One acquisition that seemed to have slipped under the radar was the July 14 signing of veteran guard Luke Ridnour.

Ridnour came off a 2009-10 campaign with the Milwaukee Bucks in which he was a 28 year-old mentor to the absurdly raw Brandon Jennings.

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