Orlando Magic Cut Veteran Forward Quentin Richardson

October 27th, 2012 by Patrick Clarke Leave a reply »
The Orlando Magic has cut veteran small forward Quentin Richardson, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins via Twitter on Saturday:

Quentin Richardson, Justin Harper and Chris Johnson have been waived by the #Magic, a team official said.

— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) October 27, 2012 Richardson, who played the last two NBA seasons in Orlando and started 22 regular season games for the Magic during that time, is now out of a job and looking for a new place to call home.

The former first round draft pick in 2000 struggled mightily in Orlando after signing with the franchise in July 2010. Over the past two seasons with the Magic, Richardson averaged just 4.5 points per game on 36 percent shooting from the field and shot under 32 percent from beyond the arc, which is unacceptable for a 3-point specialist. 

Richardson was just as lackluster during two postseason appearances for Orlando. He averaged just 2.4 points per game over five playoff games last spring. 

Robbins also reports that the Magic will owe Richardson more than $5 million unless another team picks him this fall: 

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