Richardson during his first tenure with the Knicks
|No. 3, 23, 5, 55|
|Small forward / Shooting guard|
April 13, 1980 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Whitney Young (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|Pro playing career||2000–present|
|2000–2004||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2005–2009||New York Knicks|
|2013||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Quentin Richardson (born April 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player. He has played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, and Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won the NBA Three-Point Shootout during the 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Richardson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Lee and Emma Richardson. He arrived at DePaul University after leading Whitney Young High School to the state AA boys Basketball title in 1998. In 2006, Richardson was voted as one of the 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament, a group of former players and coaches in honor of the 100 anniversary of the IHSA boys basketball tournament.
While attending DePaul, he averaged 17.9 points per game, and 10.2 rebounds per game in two seasons. He became the only player in school history to have 1,000+ points, 500+ rebounds, and 100+ three-point field goals. As a freshman, he was elected both the Conference USA Player of the Year, and Freshman of the Year. Richardson declared for the NBA Draft after his sophomore year with DePaul in 2000.
Richardson was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 18th pick of the 2000 NBA Draft. He was selected after fellow Clippers Darius Miles and Keyon Dooling. Richardson would star in a documentary with Miles entitled The Youngest Guns which chronicled their first three seasons in the NBA with the Clippers. Richardson spent four seasons with the Clippers before signing with the Phoenix Suns as a free agent.
The 2004–05 season was a big one for not only Richardson, but the Suns as well. He set a new Suns single-season record for three-point field goals, eclipsing the previous record of 199 set by Dan Majerle. He finished the season with a league-leading 631 three-point attempts, and 226 three-point field goals, co-leading the league with Kyle Korver. Richardson also set a Suns franchise record with nine threes against the New Orleans Hornets on December 29, 2004. Richardson would also go on to win the NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout that same season. The Suns finished the regular season with a league-best 62 wins and 20 losses. He made his playoff debut with the Suns in 2005 who would eventually lose to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.
Richardson was traded from the Suns, along with 2005 draft pick Nate Robinson, to the New York Knicks in exchange for Kurt Thomas and Dijon Thompson in the offseason. His first three seasons in New York were largely hampered by nagging injuries—the most serious being a chronic back condition—which limited him to 55, 49 and 65 games played respectively. His injury situation finally stabilized during the 2008–2009 season, when he remained healthy enough to appear in all but seven games. This does not include two additional DNP-CDs (Did Not Play – Coach's Decision) that he received; one on February 28, 2009 against the Miami Heat and a second on March 10, 2009 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
On the 2009 draft day, Richardson was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Darko Miličić. His stint at the Grizzlies only last three weeks before he was traded again to the team that drafted him, the Los Angeles Clippers, in exchange for Zach Randolph. His second stint with the Clippers only lasted for three days. On July 20, 2009, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Sebastian Telfair, Mark Madsen, and Craig Smith. After less than a month at Minnesota, Richardson was traded for the fourth time in the 2009 off-season, this time to the Miami Heat for Mark Blount.
In 2010, he signed with the Orlando Magic. He remained with the team until October 2012, when he was waived. On April 16, 2013, Richardson signed with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the season, joining that team for a second time.
On July 10, 2013, Richardson was part of a trade package to the Toronto Raptors, along with center Marcus Camby, forward Steve Novak, a first round draft pick in 2016, and two second round draft picks in 2014 & 2017, in exchange for forward Andrea Bargnani.
On September 3, 2013, Richardson was waived by the Raptors.
- June 28, 2000: Drafted 18th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA Draft.
- July 29, 2004: Signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Suns.
- June 28, 2005: Traded by the Phoenix Suns along with draft rights of 21st pick Nate Robinson to the New York Knicks in exchange for Kurt Thomas and draft rights of 54th pick Dijon Thompson.
- June 25, 2009: Traded by the New York Knicks along with cash considerations to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Darko Miličić.
- July 17, 2009: Traded by the Memphis Grizzlies to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Zach Randolph.
- July 20, 2009: Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Sebastian Telfair, Mark Madsen, and Craig Smith.
- August 13, 2009: Traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Miami Heat in exchange for Mark Blount.
- July 13, 2010: Signed with the Orlando Magic.
- October 27, 2012: Waived by the Magic.
- April 16, 2013: Signed by the New York Knicks.
- July 10, 2013: Traded by the Knicks with Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, and future draft picks to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Andrea Bargnani.
- September 3, 2013: Waived by the Raptors.
- IHSA State Championship, Chicago Whitney Young HS (1998)
- McDonald's All American (1998)
- Named 1998 Player of the Year by USA Today
- Named 1999 Player of the Year by The Chicago Sun-Times
- Conference USA Player of the Year (1998–1999)
- Conference USA Freshman of the Year (1998–1999)
- NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout Champion (2005)
- 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament (2007)
In 1992, he lost his mother to breast cancer, his grandmother to natural causes, and also his brother, Bernard, who was shot and killed in Chicago, aged 23. Another of Richardson's brothers, Lee Jr., was murdered on December 5, 2005, in Chicago during a robbery. Richardson has another older brother, Cedric, and one older sister Rochelle.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- National Basketball Association portal
- List of National Basketball Association career 3-point scoring leaders
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- "Suns send first-round pick Robinson to Knicks". ESPN. 2005-06-29. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Grizzlies acquire swingman Quentin Richardson from Knicks". NBA.com. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Clippers Acquire Quentin Richardson From Memphis in Exchange for Zach Randolph". NBA.com. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Timberwolves acquire Quentin Richardson from Clippers". NBA.com. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "HEAT Acquire Quentin Richardson from Minnesota". NBA.com. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- Raskin, Alex (16 April 2013). "Quentin Richardson rejoins Knicks". NJ.com. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
- "Knicks Ink Quentin Richardson". Knicksnow.com. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
- "Raptors Acquire Three Players, Three Picks From Knicks". NBA.com. July 10, 2013.
- "Raptors Waive Quentin Richardson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 3, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- Orlando Magic waive Quentin Richardson, Justin Harper, Chris Johnson
- Quentin Richardson Internet Movie Database
- Richardson's brother shot, killed in Chicago. ESPN.
- Brother of Knicks' Richardson murdered. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Brandy breaks off engagement to Quentin Richardson, morphs tattoo. RealityTVWorld.com.