Magic trade Ridnour to Grizzlies for rights to Timma
The Orlando Magic announced Wednesday they have traded backup point guard Luke Ridnour to the Memphis Grizzlies for the draft rights to 2013 second-round pick Janis Timma.
Ridnour signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Magic last July and averaged a career-low 14.5 minutes in 47 games. He is a veteran of 12 NBA seasons and turned 34 in February.
Timma, a 6-foot-7 forward from Latvia, was the final player drafted two years ago. He averaged 12.6 points in nine Eurocup games this past season and shot 38.9 percent (21 of 54) from 3-point range.
The Magic have the fifth pick in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, as well as the 51st overall selection in the second round.