In the span of 24 hours, Luke Ridnour has been a member of three teams—the Orlando Magic sent the veteran guard to Memphis, which then shipped him to Charlotte in exchange for Matt Barnes.
Memphis has agreed to trade Luke Ridnour to Charlotte for Matt Barnes, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 25, 2015
Memphis is trading for Matt Barnes and KEEPING Matt Barnes by flipping the Luke Ridnour contract Grizz just got to Charlotte
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2015
Barnes was part of a deal earlier this month that landed Lance Stephenson with the LA Clippers.
Per Yahoo! Sports:
The Grizzlies will embrace Barnes’ tough-guy persona, fitting perfectly into Memphis’ fierce group. Barnes, 35, has been an 11-year journeyman who brings some volatility to the wing position.
The Grizzlies sent the non-guaranteed deal of Luke Ridnour to Charlotte. It is likely the Hornets will waive Ridnour before his contract is guaranteed for the 2015-16 season, sources said.
The Los Angeles Clippers traded Barnes to Charlotte as part of a package for Lance Stephenson this month. The Grizzlies will pick up the option on the $1.2 million owed Barnes for the upcoming season, sources said.