It has been a rather interesting off-season for Quentin Richardson as he has been passed around like a sorority girl at a party. Richardson have been traded a total of four times to four different teams in the off-season.
The latest trade was to the Miami Heat in exchange for center Mark Blount. This has been a pretty weird off-season but just compounds it to where a single player has been dealt more than one time. It’s probably a good thing that Richardson has not decided to move to the current location of an NBA team that has picked him up.
Here is quick review of the trades that Richardson has been a part of:
• 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
There are many ways to look at this if you’re Quentin Richardson, on one side, you might be happy to be now in Miami. However, you might still be unsure that you might be dealt again.
Seriously, I have never seen a single player being traded a total of four times in an off-season. This might be a record but at this point, I cannot confirm it. You can go ahead make a “Quentin Richardson has been traded joke,” there is still time before he is dealt again.