The Curious Offseason of Quentin Richardson

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just one month ago Quentin Richardson was likely sitting in his plush condo in Manhattan thinking about whether or not he was going to be a teammate of Lebron James in 2010. Since that moment, his life has been a whirlwind.

On June 25th, Quentin was shipped to Memphis for Darko Miličić. It pretty much looked like the Knicks were trying to get more European/White while dumping Quentin's lost jump shot and 9$ million dollar salary. At this point Quentin had to question where he fit in with the Grizzlies, who are a young team being built around O.J. Mayo and Rudy Gay, two studs he would likely back up.

That question of where he would fit it on the Grizzlies was answered as just a week later he was dealt to the Clippers straight up for Zach Randolph. At the time I thought maybe the Clippers would make sense given his history there and the fact that they did have a mixture of youth and experience.

And then earlier this week he gets dealt to the Timberwolves for the combination of Sebastian Telfair, Craig Smith, Mark Madsen and a bottle of Aquafina. To which I respond, what the hell do the Timberwolves want Quentin Richardson for? The T-Wolves are going full youth movement and just traded away Randy Foye along with Mike Miller who's a better version of Richardson. I see no reason why they would want him and I'd imagine they'll be looking to deal him shortly.

So where will Quentin wind up to start the season? Who knows but I don't think his summer of being traded is quite over yet.

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