Quentin L. Richardson (born April 13, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player, currently serving as the director of player development for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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 becoming a free agent.
In 2004, Richardson later signed with the Phoenix Suns as a free agent.
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.
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.
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. He only played one regular season game, scoring five points in twenty nine minutes on 1 for 11 shooting, but brought down ten rebounds.
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 and 2017, in exchange for forward Andrea Bargnani. On September 3, 2013, Richardson was waived by the Raptors.
Richardson played professionally for 13 seasons for the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. He won the NBA Three-Point Shootout in 2005.
Career highlights and awards
NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2005)
USBWA National Freshman of the Year (1999)
Conference USA Player of the Year (1999)
2× First-team All-Conference USA (1999, 2000)
Points 8,032 (10.3 ppg)
Rebounds 3,666 (4.7 rpg)
Assists 1,138 (1.5 apg)
FIBA Americas U18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 1998 Puerto Plata Team competition1