Richardson To Join Raptors Via Sign-And-Trade

Quentin Richardson will head to the Raptors through a sign-and-trade deal that will complete the Andrea Bargnani swap, according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone (Twitter link). Marc Stein of speculated last night that Richardson or Earl Barron would likely be signed-and-traded to the Raptors to make the numbers in the Bargnani deal work. It's unclear exactly how much Richardson will earn, but it probably won't be the hefty $5MM payday that Keith Bogans is getting to be part of the Celtics/Nets blockbuster.

Still, it seems Richardson is in line for more than the prorated minimum salary he earned after signing with the Knicks at the end of the regular season. The client of Jeff Wechsler spent most of 2012/13 out of the NBA after the Magic cut him at the end of training camp. The 13-year veteran made just one regular season appearance for the Knicks, and got in five of the team's playoff games for a total of only 14 minutes.

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