Moving Forward After Jonny Flynn Injury Begins With Luke Ridnour

July 28th, 2010 by Matt Bick Leave a reply »
Many found it curious when the Timberwolves’ second year point guard Jonny Flynn was unable to play in any of the Las Vegas Summer League.

It turns out, as has been reported over the last day or two, the curious were right to wonder.  Flynn has undergone surgery on his hip in Vail, Colorado, sidelining him for upward of four months—essentially until at least a month through the season.

The recent signing of Luke Ridnour was completed with the knowledge that Flynn may or may not be able to start the season, and now it would appear that the ex-Milwaukee Buck will be the starter for Minnesota on opening night.

Ridnour has averaged 9.4 points per game throughout his career, and managed to put up 10.4 points a night last season while backing up mercurial Milwaukee point guard Brandon Jennings.  Ridnour put up those numbers in 21.5 minutes per game.  He also averaged four assists.

A little mathematical extrapolation means that Ridnour’s production can be projected to be around 15 points while averaging 30 minutes a night, putting up a projected six assists per night, as well. 

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