Ok folks, I’m always curious what my readers think, so another poll for y’all. As always I ask that if you have a minute, leave a comment to let us know why you voted the way you did. You can always leave it anonymously, if you wish. Today’s subject: Quentin Richardson.
According to his stat page on Basketball-Reference.com, Q-Rich’s PER his rookie season was an impressive 16.6. He topped that his second year, going up nearly a point to 17.4. Unfortunately, he’s never topped that mark. His third year, a time when many players show marked improvement, Richardson’s PER dropped anemically to 12.5. In his last year for the Clippers, he brought it to the league average (15.1), but even last year on a super-charged offensive team, Quentin only manged a 13.5.
In addition to his decline in production, Richardson also became less durable. Despite missing only 5 games total his first two seasons, Quentin missed 40 in the next two. One of the knocks against him is his reported chronic back pain, something Richardson claims is no longer an issue.
So here’s the poll, and remember, leave a reason in the comment section.