Jan 2, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) defends against Milwaukee Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour (13) during the first quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Sacramento Kings interested in Luke Ridnour

The Sacramento Kings are said to be in the market for a backup point guard and they may have their eyes set on Luke Ridnour of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Per Ken Berger of CBS:

Several teams have called Milwaukee about point guard Luke Ridnour, including Washington and Sacramento, a league source said

Milwaukee, currently the worst team in the NBA (record wise) is sure to be sellers come the trade deadline and Ridnour should be a valuable commodity given his expiring contract and the league wide desire for a backup point.

Of course, on the flip side – he won’t cost that much either given nobody is going to pay a premium price for a half-season rental.

An 11-year veteran, Ridnour would fill the desired ‘true’ point guard role so many have called for, though, Isaiah Thomas would easily remain the starter as Ridnour is nothing more than a backup at this point in his career.

The former first round pick out of Oregon is currently averaging 5.7 points and 3.4 assists in 21 minutes a game for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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  • ED

    Really? Luke Ridnour?? For 10-15 minutes per game you think Luke Ridnour is the answer and brings that much more to the table that you need to go trade for all 6’2″, 175lbs of his pure awesomeness to replace current backup PG Jimmer? I don’t get it.

    • pointforward

      It’s because Jimmer is a completely terrible player and a bad athlete to boot.
      Who’d want that guy?

      • edward visconti

        A real team yes a real team that actually passes the ball and finds the open guy.Go back to your job at McDonalds Mr.no name guest while this bad athlete invests his millions of dollars.You probably didn’t even make the JV team at your highschool if you made to highschool.

      • kevingee

        Ridnour is actually less athletic than Jimmer