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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in all 61 games (14 starts) for the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats in his 11th NBA season, averaged 5.0 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.5 steals in 18.7 minutes.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Finished his 10th NBA season by starting all 82 games for the second time in his career (also 2004-05 with Seattle) … was the only Wolves player not to miss a game, and became the ninth player in franchise history to start 82, joining Kevin Garnett (four times), Pooh Richardson (twice), Wally Szczerbiak (twice), Tyrone Corbin, Rasho Nesterovic, Latrell Sprewell, Al Jefferson and Corey Brewer … tallied 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 30.2 minutes per game ... ranked 21st in the NBA in FT accuracy (84.8%) and hit 90.8% (69-for-76) from the line over his final 42 contests ... posted an ast:TO ratio of 2.83 (68 assists, 24 TOs) in the last 19 … netted 20+ points five times among 53 double-figure efforts … scored his 7000th career point on 3/2 at POR and drilled his 500th 3-pointer on 1/26 at CHA … matched career best with 3 blocks on 2/28 at LAL … tallied 13 fourth-quarter points (scored game-high 21 total) at CLE on 2/11 … scored team- and season-high 22 points on 1/26 at CHA … recorded a season-high 4 steals on 1/9 at OKC … notched a season-high 10 assists to go along with 15 points on 12/14 at NOH ... also dished 10 assists on 11/14 vs. CHA … recorded season highs in rebounds (8) and minutes (40:36) at DAL on 11/12.

2011-12: Sidelined for the final 11 games of his ninth NBA season (second with the Wolves) after suffering a sprained right ankle Apr. 2 at Sacramento… Started all 53 of his appearances, averaging a career-high 12.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 4.8 apg while playing 33.0 mpg, his heaviest workload since 2005-06… Shot 44.0% from the floor, 32.2% (49-for-152) from three-point range and 89.1% (106-for-119) from the FT line… The latter figure was good for 6th in the NBA and is the 5th-best single-season percentage in Wolves history; he put together a string of 40 consecutive FTs made (Jan. 23-Mar. 10)… Dealt 14 assists Mar. 28 at Charlotte, one short of his career best; he registered five point/assist double-doubles in 14 starts following Ricky Rubio's injury, averaging 7.8 apg in that span… Scored 25 points in the Mar. 25 win vs. Denver, tying his high in a Minnesota uniform… Logged 40+ minutes on five occasions, playing a season-high 47:47 in the double-OT game at Oklahoma City on Mar. 23… Became the eighth player in Wolves history to register a point/assist double-double with no TOs Mar. 16 at the Lakers (first since Sam Cassell in 2005)… Dished 13 assists Mar. 15 at Utah; his three steals and two blocks tied season highs… Sank the game-winning jumper as time expired Feb. 22 vs. Utah… Scored the 6000th point of his NBA career Feb. 20 at Denver, and dealt his 3000th assist Feb. 29 at the L.A. Lakers… Pumped in 25 points with nine assists Jan. 16 vs. Sacramento, shooting 10-for-14 from the floor and sinking all four of his three-point attempts… Netted a team-high 22 points vs. Chicago on Jan. 10, one of six 20+ efforts on the season and the lone time he was Minnesota's leading scorer.

2010-11: Wrapped up his eighth season in the NBA and first in Minnesota by averaging a career-high 11.8 ppg and a team-best 5.4 apg in 30.4 mpg… Played in 71 games (66 starts), missing five due to a strained left hamstring (Nov. 9-15) and six for personal reasons… Ranked 4th in the NBA in three-point accuracy at 44.0% (the fourth-highest percentage in franchise history) and 25th in steals at 1.25 spg; he also shot 46.8% from the floor and 88.3% from the FT line… Led the Wolves in assists on 46 occasions, with six double-digit efforts and three point/assist double-doubles… Matched his season high with 11 assists in the Apr. 13 finale vs. Houston, becoming the 12th player in Timberwolves history to deal 10+ assists in a game without commiting a turnover… Collected 176 ast/88 TOs over his final 35 outings (2.00-to-1), after piling up 147 ast/36 TOs (4.08-to-1) in the previous 20… Tied his career best with nine rebounds Apr. 11 at Phoenix, finishing just short of a triple-double by also dealing nine assists; the 21-point effort (on 10-for-13 shooting) marked his seventh 20+ night of the year… Scored a season-high 23 points Dec. 26 at Cleveland, sinking a career-high five treys… Totaled 20 points and 10 assists Dec. 10 vs. Detroit, the first 20/10 effort by a Wolves player since Randy Foye collected 23 points and 14 assists at Detroit on Nov. 23, 2008… Swiped a season-high four steals Dec. 1 at Dallas… Scored his 5000th career point Dec. 6 at New York, and handed out his 2500th assist Oct. 27 vs. Sacramento.

2009-10: Appeared in all 82 games in his seventh season in the NBA and averaged 10.4 points and 4.0 assists... Shot a career-high 47.8% from the field and was 90.7% from the line (fifth in the NBA) and 38.1% from three... Finished the season with a 3.06:1 assist-to-turnover ratio (11th in NBA)... Led the team in scoring seven times, assists 24 times and steals five times... Reached 4,000 points at Minnesota on Nov. 6... Handed out a season-high 12 assists to go with 13 points at Memphis on Nov. 21... Had a double-double with 23 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds at New Orleans on Nov. 25... Tallied 20 points with six assists and two steals on Nov. 28 against Orlando... Recorded 20 points, six assists and four rebounds on Dec. 2 at Washington... Scored 21 points and added nine assists and three steals at Detroit on Dec. 4... Swiped the 500th steal of his career on Dec. 6 against Cleveland... Produced 20 points and four rebounds against Portland on Dec. 12... Tallied a season-best 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting (3-for-6 from three) at Toronto on Jan. 22... Appeared in the 500th game of his career on Mar. 17 at the L.A. Clippers... Notched a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists at Cleveland on Mar. 31...

2008-09: Appeared in 72 games (50 starts) in his first season with Milwaukee...Averaged 9.6 points, 3.0 rebounds (tied for career-high) and 5.1 assists (T-23rd in NBA) while logging 28.2 minutes per game... Shot a team-best 86.9% from the free throw line, ranking 17th in the league... Finished with a 2.85:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, 13th in the league... Produced 35 games of double-figure scoring and three of 20+ points... Had seven 10+ assist games, including six double-doubles... Led the team in assists 32 times and steals 20 times... Set a career-high with six steals against Utah on Dec. 23, while also adding 11 points and 11 assists (tied for a season-high) for a double-double... Tied his career-best in rebounds with nine against Miami on Jan. 14 while adding a season-high 25 points along with four assists... Blocked a career-high three shots while scoring seven points and handing out eight assists against Sacramento on Jan. 24... Missed three games due to back spasms, one to a sore right knee and five for a fractured right thumb; was inactive for seven of those games...

2007-08: Appeared in 61 games (five starts)... Had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.01 (19th in NBA)... Led or co-led the team in assists 14 times... Handed out 10+ assists twice... Had a career-high-tying 15 assists at Golden State on Feb. 26... Scored a season-high 19 points vs. Denver on Apr. 6... Missed 15 games with a left quadriceps strain (Nov. 14-Dec. 7, Dec. 27-31)...

2006-07: Appeared in 71 games (58 starts)... Averaged 11.0 ppg, 5.2 apg, 2.3 rpg and 1.2 spg in 29.5 mpg... Led the team in assists 34 times... Dished out 5.2 apg (T-24th in NBA)... Hit the game-winning shot as time expired vs. Indiana on Dec. 1... Scored a career-high 32 points at New Jersey on Nov. 13... Registered six double-doubles (point/assist)... Scored 20-plus points nine times... Missed five games with a herniated cervical disc in his neck from Mar. 7-13... Missed the final six games of the season with a sprained left ankle...

2005-06: Averaged 11.5 ppg, 7.0 apg (9th in NBA), 3.0 rpg and 1.6 spg in 33.2 mpg...Appeared in 79 games (77 starts)... Led the team with 12 double-doubles (point/assist)... Handed out 10-plus assists 14 times... Led or co-led the team in assists 59 times... Ranked eighth in the NBA in free-throw shooting accuracy at 87.7% (199-227)... Had appeared in 114 consecutive games before missing the Dec. 28 game at Minnesota due to a chest contusion... Tallied 21 points vs. Miami on Jan. 13, topping 20 points in consecutive games for the first time in his NBA career... Scored 30 points to go along with 11 assists at Phoenix (2OT) on Jan. 22... Dished out the 1,000th assist of his NBA career at Atlanta on Feb. 22... Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at Denver on Mar. 24... Dished out a career-high 15 assists at Sacramento on Apr. 18...

2004-05: Averaged 10.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 5.9 apg (16th in the NBA) and 1.2 spg in 31.4 mpg... Played in 82 games (all starts), one of only two Seattle players to appear in every game (Nick Collison) and the only Sonics player to start every contest... Ranked 11th in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.24)... Handed out 10-plus assists nine times with four double-doubles (point/assist)... Registered a career-high five steals vs. Chicago on Mar. 11... Scored a season-high 21 points vs. Milwaukee on Mar. 22... Shot 88.3% (159-180) from the foul line (T-7th in NBA)... Named to the 2005 "got milk?" Rookie Challenge sophomore team for 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend and participated in the Playstation Skills Challenge...

2003-04: Averaged 5.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.4 apg and 16.1 mpg in 69 games (six starts) his rookie season... Scored in double-figures in 19 games... Led the team in assists six times.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 14th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft on June 26, 2003... Traded on August 13, 2008 in a three-team deal that sent him and Adrian Griffin from Oklahoma City to Milwaukee, Mo Williams from Milwaukee to Cleveland, Desmond Mason from Milwaukee to Oklahoma City, Damon Jones from Cleveland to Milwaukee, and Joe Smith from Cleveland to Oklahoma City... Signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 21, 2010... As part of a 3-team trade on July 11, 2013, traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 2014 2nd round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks; the Milwaukee Bucks traded Szymon Szewczyk to the Oklahoma City Thunder; the Oklahoma City Thunder traded cash to the Milwaukee Bucks; and the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Kevin Martin and cash to the Minnesota Timberwolves... Traded by the Milwaukee Bucks with Gary Neal to the Charlotte Bobcats for Jeff Adrien and Ramon Sessions on February 20, 2014... Signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on July 26, 2014.

COLLEGE:
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a sophomore and as a junior... Named Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year as a junior and also earned the Pac-10 Tournament MVP Award, joining Sean Elliott (Arizona) as the only other player to earn both awards in the same year... Became the first Oregon Duck to win Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors... Finished his career ranked third all-time at Oregon in assists, second in steals, third in three-pointers, ninth in scoring, 10th in free-throws made, second in free-throw percentage and eighth in three-point field-goal percentage... 2002-03: Averaged 19.7 ppg (second in Pac-10) and 6.6 apg (first in Pac-10, 10th in nation)... Set the single-season Oregon assist mark with 218, eclipsing Ron Lee's 184 (1975-76)... His 63 steals tied the school mark shared by Terrell Brandon and Freddie Jones... Set a school and Pac-10 record with 62 consecutive free-throws made... Led the Pac-10 in free-throw percentage (88.0 percent, 21st in the nation)... Ranked second in the Pac-10 in steals (1.9 spg) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.69-1)... Matched his career-high with 28 points vs. Oregon State and Washington State... Dished out a career-high 11 assists vs. Oregon State and vs. Washington... 2001-02: Earned All-Pac-10 honors... Averaged 15.5 ppg and 5.0 apg (third in Pac-10)... His 93 three-pointers were just one shy of the single-season record at Oregon (Orlando Williams, 94 treys in 1995)... Scored 20 points vs. Texas in the Ducks NCAA Sweet 16 win... Matched a career-high with 28 points in Oregon's NCAA second-round win over Wake Forest... 2000-01: Averaged 7.4 ppg and 3.8 apg ... Only Oregon player to start every game.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Lukas Robin Ridnour... Married his wife Katie in the summer of 2005... The couple welcomed their first child, Tredon Lukas, on April 13, 2009... Katie played volleyball at Central Washington... Parents are Rob and Muriel... Has one sister, Heather, who played basketball at Eastern Washington... During high-school basketball career was coached by his father... Was a four-year high-school letterman in tennis and finished third at the state tournament... Majored in sociology at Oregon

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Height: 6'2''/ 1.88m
Weight: 175 lbs./ 79.4 kg
Born: February 13, 1981
From: University of Oregon
Draft: 1st Round (14th pick) 2003 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2003
Years Pro: 11
Previous Teams:
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2013 - 2013
  Milwaukee Bucks 2013 - 2013
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2010 - 2012
  Milwaukee Bucks 2009 - 2010
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Prior to NBA/Country: Oregon/USA

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