The last time Luke Ridnour put on a Milwaukee Bucks uniform he was tasked with mentoring a young point guard named Brandon. Three years later Ridnour is back with the Bucks and expected to help lead yet another young guard named Brandon.

But don't mistake Ridnour for a player only on the roster for veteran leadership. There's still plenty left in the tank for the 32-year-old as Ridnour started all 82 games and averaged 11.5 points per game for Minnesota a year ago.

Coming to the Bucks in a three-team deal in the summer of 2008 Ridnour played a vital role in Milwaukee's trip to the playoffs in 2010 despite losing starting point guard duties to Brandon Jennings. Searching for a veteran to play behind Knight the Bucks felt it was an easy decision to trade for Ridnour when the Timberwolves made him available.

With just one-year left on his contract Ridnour's second stint with the Bucks could be a short one but general manager John Hammond traded for him again for a reason. Milwaukee knows exactly what it is getting something very important when it comes to a backup point guard.