By Steven Koek, Suns.com
Updated: July 14, 2004
Steve Nash may not be the only talented player the Suns land this summer. The club also agreed to a deal with restricted free agent swingman Quentin Richardson. An offer sheet has been signed and the Clippers, his current team, now have 14 days to match the offer and retain the four-year NBA veteran’s services, or decline and allow him to make his way to the Valley.
The Clippers drafted the Chicago native out of DePaul with the 18th overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft. Richardson had his most productive season in 2003-04, registering career-highs with 17.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists, while averaging 36 minutes a game.
“He’d be a great compliment to our team,” said Suns Head Coach Mike D’Antoni. “I remember one time last year he made 11 straight threes, so he can shoot. His versatility would make him a valuable piece.”