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Luke Ridnour | Guard

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/13/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Oregon
Contract: view contract details

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Luke Ridnour (personal) will be available to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.
He was away from the team for two straight games due to a personal matter, so Ridnour will return to his minimal role off the bench on Wednesday. With season averages of just 4.0 points and 2.2 assist, it's safe to leave Ridnour on the wire in almost all leagues. Feb 11 - 10:15 AM

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Luke Ridnour (personal) will not play against the Wizards on Monday.

He missed Sunday, but Elfrid Payton only played 24 minutes. That should be a little different with the Magic needing to fill the void left by Tobias Harris. Payton should have plenty of chances while Ridnour is not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 9 - 6:12 PM

Luke Ridnour (personal) will not play on Sunday vs. the Bulls.

Ridnour is away from the team dealing with a personal matter, meaning that Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo are going to be forced into heavy minutes tonight. It's unclear when Ridnour will return to the team, but he has a very minimal role with the Magic, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues.
Feb 8 - 4:23 PM

Luke Ridnour (ankle) played through his ankle issue on Saturday against Portland, finishing with five points, four assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

He was a game-time decision for this game, so it was good to see him able to play through the pain. However, it is obvious that the Magic are going to do everything they can to develop rookie Elfrid Payton so Ridnour likely won't have a big role in the rotation for the foreseeable future. You can safely leave him on the wire.
Jan 11 - 10:09 AM

Luke Ridnour (ankle) is now considered a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Portland.

Whether he plays or not, Ridnour isn't an option in almost any league and his absence would simply mean more minutes for rookie Elfrid Payton. Stay tuned.
Jan 10 - 8:40 PM

Luke Ridnour (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Portland.

Ridnour has been off the fantasy radar since the Magic handed his job to Elfrid Payton so this news shouldn't matter in most leagues. If Ridnour sits his minutes will be soaked up by Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo.
Jan 10 - 12:10 PM

Luke Ridnour played on Tuesday for the first time in over a week, but went scoreless with two boards and two assists in 12 minutes.

The Magic have handed the reins of their offense to Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo, leaving veterans Ridnour, Ben Gordon (10 minutes) and Willie Green (six minutes) to languish on the bench.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:40:00 PM

Luke Ridnour (personal) returned to action on Monday, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 19 minutes.

Ridnour is going to do more to steal away from Elfrid Payton (six minutes) than take from Evan Fournier (31 minutes) or Victor Oladipo (32 minutes). He has no real fantasy value without an injury ahead of him.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 12:29:00 AM

Luke Ridnour has rejoined the Magic and is expected to play on Monday.

Ridnour was away due to a personal matter, and although he's back with the club now, he'll remain irrelevant to fantasy owners at this time.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Luke Ridnour (personal) won't play for the Magic on Saturday as he tends to a family matter.

He has provided the Magic with some solid play off of the bench this season, but his absence will likely mean that rookie Elfrid Payton will get all the minutes he can handle Saturday. Victor Oladipo (face) may also handle some of the ball-handling responsibilities if he suits up as expected. Consider Ridnour day-to-day for now.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Luke Ridnour played a season-high 29 minutes vs. the Raptors on Tuesday, finishing Orlando's road loss with six points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal off the bench.

Jacque Vaughn showed a lot of trust in Ridnour during this closely-contested game, and the result was just 19 minutes for starting PG Elfrid Payton. Ridnour's contributions don't give him any appeal in standard fantasy leagues, however, as he came in averaging just 5.6 points, 0.4 threes, 2.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Luke Ridnour's recent quad injury didn't seem to limit him on Tuesday, as he came off the bench for two points, two rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.

The veteran guard was mistakenly reported as Orlando's starting PG an hour before the game, but there's no doubt that rookie Elfrid Payton is 'the guy' at PG. A limited role off the bench isn't enough to give Ridnour cachet in typical fantasy formats.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Luke Ridnour (quad) is set to play on Tuesday off of the bench.

There was errant report earlier saying that Ridnour was in the starting lineup, but it is not true. Elfrid Payton will draw the start tonight, meaning Ridnour is only on the fantasy radar in really deep leagues.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Luke Ridnour (quad) practiced on Sunday and is ready to play in Tuesday's opener.

Ridnour bruised his quad but it was never a serious concern. He'll be available on Tuesday against the Pelicans.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:17:00 AM

Luke Ridnour (quad) is expected to practice on Sunday.

Ridnour bruised his right quad during a preseason game against the Mavericks, but his injury is not considered serious. He will likely be joined by Ben Gordon (dental work) and Dewayne Dedmon (foot), but none of these guys make for very appealing fantasy options.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Luke Ridnour
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Willie Green
5Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Moe Harkless
3Aaron Gordon
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Dewayne Dedmon