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Quentin Richardson
Quentin Richardson.jpg
Miami Heat  – No. 5
Guard/Forward
Born April 13, 1980 (1980-04-13) (age 29)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 228 lb (103 kg)
League NBA
Salary $8,700,000
High school Whitney Young (Chicago)
College DePaul
Draft 1st round, 18th pick, 2000
Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 2000–present
Former teams Los Angeles Clippers (2000–04)
Phoenix Suns (2004–05)
New York Knicks (2005–09)
Awards NBA All-Star Three Point Shootout (2005)
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Quentin L. Richardson (born April 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player, currently on the roster of the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat. At 6'6" (1.98 m) and 228 lb (104 kg), he plays as a swingman.

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Collegiate career

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. He averaged 17.9 points per game, and 10.2 rebounds per game in his two seasons at DePaul. 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.

Professional career

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.[1]

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,[2] 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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Career transactions

Other endeavors

Richardson has appeared in multiple acting roles, most notably as himself in the 2002 film Van Wilder.[7]

Accomplishments

  • Conference USA Player of the Year in 1998–1999
  • Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 1998–1999
  • 2005 NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout Champion
  • Named 1998 Player of the Year by USA Today
  • McDonald's All American
  • State Championship Team, Whitney Young Magnet H.S.
  • Named 1999 Player of the Year by The Chicago Sun-Times

Personal life

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.[8] Another of Richardson's brothers, Lee Jr., was murdered on December 5, 2005, in Chicago during a robbery.[8][9] Richardson has another older brother, Cedric, and one older sister Rochelle.

Richardson was engaged for 15 months[10] to R&B singer Brandy Norwood.[9] They split in September 2005.[10]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  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

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 L.A. Clippers 76 28 17.9 .442 .331 .627 3.4 .8 .6 .1 8.1
2001–02 L.A. Clippers 81 0 26.6 .432 .381 .765 4.1 1.6 1.0 .3 13.3
2002–03 L.A. Clippers 59 13 23.2 .372 .308 .685 4.8 .9 .6 .2 9.4
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 65 64 36.0 .398 .352 .740 6.4 2.1 1.0 .3 17.2
2004–05 Phoenix 79 78 35.9 .389 .358 .739 6.1 2.0 1.2 .3 14.9
2005–06 New York 55 43 26.2 .355 .340 .670 4.2 1.6 .7 .1 8.2
2006–07 New York 49 47 33.1 .418 .376 .692 7.2 2.2 .7 .1 13.0
2007–08 New York 65 65 28.3 .359 .322 .682 4.8 1.8 .7 .2 8.1
2008–09 New York 72 51 26.3 .393 .365 .761 4.4 1.6 .6 .1 10.2
Career 601 389 28.0 .398 .354 .712 5.0 1.6 .8 .2 11.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Phoenix 15 15 37.6 .403 .390 .639 5.1 1.7 1.3 .2 11.9
Career 15 15 37.6 .403 .390 .639 5.1 1.7 1.3 .2 11.9

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