'Wolves officially ink Ridnour

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves officially announced the signing of guard Luke Ridnour on Wednesday.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Ridnour agreed to a four-year deal worth close to $16 million last week.

"Luke's talent and experience will be helpful to our team this season and beyond," said David Kahn, the team's president of basketball operations. "He will compete for the starting point guard position this season, but no matter what role Luke is playing, we believe he'll have a positive influence with our young backcourt, much as he demonstrated last season in Milwaukee."

Ridnour, a seven-year NBA veteran, averaged 10.4 points and 4.0 assists over a full 82-game schedule for Milwaukee last season. He averaged 21.5 minutes per game off the bench after starting 50 games for the Bucks a year earlier.

Since being drafted 14th overall out of Oregon in 2003 by Seattle, the 29- year-old has appeared in 516 games for the Sonics and Bucks and averages 9.4 points and 4.8 assists.


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