HoopsHype Quentin Richardson rumors

July 25, 2011 Updates

"It's inconvenient because especially after having surgery you need access to your trainers and all the amenities of your arena and practice facilities to get you back at full strength with whatever your injury may be," he said when asked how the lockout has affected his rehab. "But we all are making adjustments and figuring it out during this lockout. "Not being able to work with our training and strength staff has not slowed my rehab, though. Our staff did a great job getting me situated with my physical therapist before the lockout began. So I got all those things set up for me while we were still able to be in contact with them." Orlando Sentinel

July 3, 2011 Updates

Quentin Richardson has been a Jumpman representative since his "Knucklehead" days with Darius Miles as a Los Angeles Clipper back in the early 2000s, Eleven years later, "Q" is still a proud endorser of the Jordan Brand as a member of the Orlando Magic, the fifth team he's played for in his career. Not only does he still proudly endorse the brand, but he's as enthusiastic about sneakers as he's ever been. To show that the good people over at Jordan are still taking care of him, Q-Rich recently took to his Twitter account and showed us some of his Jordan collection. Essentially, he has just about every Jordan Brand shoe released over the last two or three years stuffed in his walk-in closet. The rest of his older goodies are packed away from his various moves or have been given away to friends and family, but check out a ton of photos below to see some of the shoes (and slippers!) he's still holding on to. Sole Collector

June 16, 2011 Updates

Orlando Magic small forward Quentin Richardson is recuperating from a recent surgery to repair a disc in his lower back, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Richardson underwent the surgery a week ago, and his recovery time is estimated at a total of six to eight weeks, a team official said. "I'm feeling good and on track with my recovery," Richardson said in a text message. Orlando Sentinel

April 10, 2011 Updates

Richardson also believes the Magic's roster boasts a high skill level and basketball IQ which in turn helps the team pull out victories even though the level of play is sometimes subpar. "I mean if you look around this room we have a lot of talent here," Richardson said to HOOPSWORLD. "That says a lot knowing we've been up and down with our play but we've still been able to win some games even though we've looked pretty at times. That lets you know the level of talent we have in this room." HoopsWorld

As Hawks head coach Drew stated, you can't just 'flip the switch' in the postseason and expect different results. The veteran Richardson is talking the same tune. "Yeah I think we definitely need to go into the playoffs playing well," Richardson said. "I think that's the most important part of this last little stretch; going into the postseason playing well." HoopsWorld

April 7, 2011 Updates

NBA disciplinary officials have suspended Orlando Magic reserve small forward Quentin Richardson for two games without pay for shoving Gerald Henderson in the face during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's overtime win over the Toronto Raptors. Richardson will miss Sunday afternoon's home game against the Chicago Bulls and Monday night's road game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Richardson's suspension comes at an inopportune time for the Magic even though the team already has clinched the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Orlando Sentinel

Richardson refused comment after the game, but teammates later said Q-Rich retaliated after Henderson hit him in the face with elbows several times. Dwight Howard said that Richardson had a cut lip. Although Richardson was ejected for his actions, he could face more punishment from the NBA, which is sensitive this season to player disruption and always to fighting. My guess is that Q-Rich will be a little less rich after the league fines him sometime today. The fine could be $25,000 to $35,000. Miami center Zydrunas Ilgauskas was fined $25,000 for his elbow-induced scuffle with Washington rookie John Wall recently — and didn’t throw a punch. Wall swung his arm at Big Z, and was ejected and received a $35,000 fine. Orlando Sentinel

April 3, 2011 Updates

While the Orlando Magic players respect what Rose has been able to accomplish this season, they're puzzled why their own franchise player, Dwight Howard, isn't getting more respect around the league. "I definitely think him [Howard] and D-Rose are right there," said Magic forward Quentin Richardson to HOOPSWORLD. "I don't want to take anything away from Derrick Rose because he's been nothing short of spectacular but I mean I just don't think they say enough about big fella at all. I mean I've heard LeBron and other people's names mentioned and not even his at all. So it's like how can that be?" "So to me if Derrick Rose is going to win it then I think he should be a close second," Richardson continued. "I'm not trying to take anything away from the young fella (Rose) because his team has one of the best records, the best record in our conference and he's the major reason for that. But at the same time Dwight has been nothing short of spectacular too and I don't think he gets the credit mainly because he's a big man or whatever they may say but the numbers and his body of work don't lie." HoopsWorld

March 29, 2011 Updates

The Magic were fuming in the final minute of overtime last night. After Dwight Howard fouled out on a controversial call with 1:17 left in the extra session, injured Quentin Richardson railed at the referee, "The fix is in," and Howard got into it with heckling fans. After the final buzzer sounded in the Knicks' 113-106 triumph, Hedo Turkoglu and Richardson ran onto the court to sarcastically clap at the refs. New York Post

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Smith said that he hasn't received any trade requests from Richardson, Duhon or Williams. "It's actually been the other way around," Smith said. "They've come to me and asked not to be traded." Orlando Sentinel

And no, Quentin said he has never asked Smith to move him. "Not once," he said. "I like it here. I like my teammates and coaches. I still believe we can win here. (Asking for a trade) is not something that crossed my mind." Quentin knows, of course, that he could be traded and is probably on Smith's short list. The 10-year vet was dealt four times in less than two months in 2009. "I know it's something that can happen," he said. "I do know anything is possible." Orlando Sentinel

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