Quentin Richardson and Chris Duhon started 2010-11 in the rotation. By December, it was clear Orlando could not do much with them in the lineup. The trades came and Richardson and Duhon found themselves relegated to bench warming and limited action. It was not the role either likely imagined when they signed with Orlando for what amounted to the team's mid-level exception.
That was a lot of money and years spent on guys outside the team's rotation.
Richardson was supposed to be the replacement for Matt Barnes, providing the team with some defensive edge on the perimeter and a strong shooter. Duhon was supposed to be a better Anthony Johnson -- consistent, pass-first guard who could beat you in the pick and roll. There was no reason to believe, judging from the years they had prior to coming to Orlando, that they would not be able to fill these roles.
In the perfect storm of things that went wrong in 2010-11, Richardson and Duhon did not pan out. Topped off with the sudden...