HoopsHype Luke Ridnour rumors

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Long-time NBA reporter Chris Sheridan is reporting the Wolves are expected to move guard Luke Ridnour. Utah likes Ridnour, according to a source. But a separate source said the Jazz are not willing to deal guards Alec Burks and Raja Bell for Ridnour. In fact, Burks is off-limits in the discussions involving Ridnour. The most logical scenario involves Utah sacrificing the worse of its two first-round picks in the June draft -- the Jazz also owns Golden State's selection -- and Bell for Ridnour. Bell has an expiring contract. The Wolves don't appear to be involved in any blockbuster trade talks. 1500 ESPN

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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. SheridanHoops

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Other names that dribbled out this week as likely candidates to be dealt this trade season include Milwaukee's expiring-contract backcourt duo of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings, based on the premise that the Bucks, if they start drifting out of playoff contention, won't want to risk losing their smallish scorers for nothing in free agency. Also mentioned frequently is the Minnesota trio of Derrick Williams, Luke Ridnour and J.J. Barea, given that Wolves coach Rick Adelman appears to have no use for Williams and with the Wolves now boasting a surplus of point guards with Ricky Rubio poised to return from his knee tear. ESPN.com

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More than 280 people nationwide have contracted fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections, and 23 people have died. Ridnour said he did his homework before getting his injection. "I made sure," he said. "I checked it like three times, though." Ridnour has missed three of five preseason games because of pain being caused by that herniated disc. "I feel good about where I'm at with it, just getting it calmed down," he said. "I feel really good now, be pain free and ready to go. I feel a lot better, just making sure I'm ready to go for November." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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In addition to Kevin Love sitting out the final two games of the season, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said point guard Luke Ridnour also will not return. Ridnour has been out with a sprained right ankle since the Wolves' April 2 game at Sacramento. "I think he's done for the season," Adelman said before the Sunday night, April 22, game against Golden State at Target Center. "I would be surprised if he played again. He really struggled moving around in practice (Saturday). After watching him yesterday, I don't see any reason to put him out there." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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It's highly publicized that the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking for a shooting guard and the Portland Trail Blazers are looking for a point guard. Trail Blazers guard Jamal Crawford as one league source has told CSNNW.com, “the T-Wolves are definitely interested in his services” and the Trail Blazers have been contemplating adding Luke Ridnour. However, if you asked Timberwolves president of basketball operations, David Kahn, about a potential deal before the trade deadline, surprisingly he says he's willing to finish the season out with the trio of point guards he has on the roster and justifies it with the addition of J.J. Barea. “We're not looking to address anything this season,” Kahn told CSNNW.com. “I think that with this season, we've made a purposeful decision to add J.J. Barea. I just felt very strongly that just having Ricky (Rubio) and Luke by themselves, would be really hard to get through a season during this kind of a year. Adding J.J., we felt was a must. “Now how it plays itself out down the road, I don’t know. But at least this season, I have every expectation that this is the way the situation will be.” CSNNW.com

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