Magic add Luke Ridnour

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The former Supersonic guard lands in Orlando with a one-year deal.

Ben Gordon. Channing Frye. Aaron Gordon. Elfrid Payton. Evan Fournier.

I'm probably missing someone, but that's practically a brand new starting five for the Orlando Magic with the additions they have made this off-season via free agency and the draft. Add in young hold overs from last season such as Victor Oladipo, Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris and Moe Harkless and this Magic squad doesn't look much like a bottom feeder anymore.

But clearly the Magic aren't done improving their roster. Orlando signed veteran point guard Luke Ridnour to two-year deal yesterday, reports TNT's David Aldridge.

Hoop fans from the Northwestern part of the country might remember Frodo from his days at the University of Oregon where he led the Pac-10 in assists in the 2002-03 season.

No? Well perhaps they remember him for his time in Seattle as a Supersonic where the point guard co-starred in the Ray Allen & Rashard Lewis show and played a bit with Kevin Durant from 2003 to 2008. In Ridnour's best years in Seattle, he averaged around 11 points and 6 assists per game while starting most of the time.

RIDNOUR IN SEATTLE:

Season

Age

Tm

Pos

G

GS

MP

FG%

3P%

FT%

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

2003-04

22

SEA

PG

69

6

16.1

.414

.338

.823

1.6

2.4

0.8

0.1

1.2

1.5

5.5

2004-05

23

SEA

PG

82

82

31.4

.405

.376

.883

2.5

5.9

1.1

0.3

1.8

2.3

10.0

2005-06

24

SEA

PG

79

77

33.2

.418

.289

.877

3.0

7.0

1.6

0.3

2.1

2.3

11.5

2006-07

25

SEA

PG

71

58

29.5

.433

.353

.805

2.3

5.2

1.2

0.3

2.2

2.5

11.0

2007-08

26

SEA

PG

61

5

20.0

.399

.296

.857

1.5

4.0

0.6

0.2

1.3

2.0

6.4

5 seasons

SEA

362

228

26.6

.415

.335

.855

2.2

5.0

1.1

0.2

1.7

2.1

9.1

Since leaving the Sonics, Ridnour has spent time with the Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves and most recently the Charlotte Bobcats last season. Ridnour averaged 5.0 points and 2.9 assists while splitting 61 games with the Bucks and Bobcats Hornets last season.

Ridnour is expected to be a back up to the younger guards, Payton and Oladipo, and did a decent job in that role last season backing up Kemba Walker in Charlotte, averaging about 2.5 points and three assists per game in their first round playoff series against the Miami Heat.

With Ridnour and other additions made to the roster this off-season, the Magic might not have a playoff team just yet, but they might be on the right track.

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For more on the Orlando Magic, visit SB Nation's Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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