Magic, Quentin Richardson Agree In Principle To Multi-Year Deal

Apr. 27, 2010 - Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES - epa02134116 Miami Heat forward Quentin Richardson (R) dunks the ball over Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (L) during the first quarter of their conference quarterfinals round game at the TD Bank Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 27 April 2010. The Celtics lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 and the winner will go on to face either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Chicago Bulls.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Magic and Quentin Richardson have agree in principle to a multi-year deal. Wojnarowski broke the deal through twitter.

Quentin Richardson has agreed in principle to a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic, a league source tells Y! Sports.
Richardson averaged 8.9 points per game in 76 games for the Miami Heat last season.

This signing effectively ends the relationship between the Magic and last year’s starting small forward Matt Barnes. I don’t believe this signing has anything to do with matching the Bulls’ offer for J.J. Redick, it appears that Q-Rich is simply Barnes’ replacement.

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Tags: Boston Celtics J.j. Redick Matt Barnes Miami Heat Orlando Magic Paul Pierce Quentin Richardson

  • garrydee

    interesting.. could mean several things… seems like Smith has more layers that an onion…Does it mean that there is no 4 coming to Orlano, and that the magic are committed to bombing away next year?

    is he trying to make it a little more difficult for the heat to get all of the pieces necessary to surround the big three? is he pissed at Barnes trying to manipulate him via the media? A combination of all three?

  • GoMagic

    I’m sure you guys know this better than me…but I think this allows us a bit of leeway when it comes to the 2 spot. We have options now whether its get rid of VC, get rid of JJ, etc. Barnes was not a 2 guard, and in my opinion a more disciplined Pietrus is the more explosive offensive player and better defensive player. The only problem is Petri is hit or miss most nights and always is a guarenteed foot on the line turnover every night. With that said I still think the Magic have a lot of questions to answer before everythings said and done, especially at the 4-5 spot. Are they getting rid of Bass? Are they going to a traditional lineup? Gortat trade or PF? Will Al Harrington fit? Why bring in Orton?…etc etc.

  • Andrew Melnick

    I haven’t heard anything garrydee but it’s possible a 4 or maybe a 3 is on the way.

    It definitely leaves leeway GoMagic. Otis even admitted that in the presser today.

    I feel exactly the same way about MP. Am I crazy or does MP travel on virtually every corner 3?