Continuing to load up on over-30 players, especially at the guard position, the Orlando Magic announced Friday they have signed 11-year NBA veteran Luke Ridnour.
Ridnour, 33, split last season playing for Milwaukee and Charlotte. The addition of him, Ben Gordon and Willie Green in the past month brings experience to a backcourt where second-year pro Victor Oladipo and rookie Elfrid Payton could be the Magic’s starters next season.
Both TNT and NBA.com have reported Ridnour’s contract is worth $5.5 million over two years, with only the first year being guaranteed — making it similar to the one the Magic gave guard Ronnie Price a year ago. The Magic waived Price on July 2.
Ridnour has averaged 9.6 points a game for his career, which began when he was a first-round pick in 2003 by the Seattle SuperSonics. He ranks eighth among active players in career free-throw shooting percentage, having made 86.2 percent of his attempts.