The New York Knicks have signed free agent small forward
Quentin Richardson for the playoffs, the team has announced.
Richardson hasn’t suited up this season, meaning he’s eligible to join the Knicks’ playoff roster. His signing takes the team to its maximum size of 15 players.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson told ESPN New York why the team considers Richardson – who played for New York from 2005-09 – a worthwhile addition at this point in the season.
"It gives us one more perimeter guy that can defend a little bit, that can make shots and space the floor like we play," Mike Woodson said Tuesday on ESPN New York 98.7 FM radio. "I just think it adds to what we're trying to do.”
Richardson has averaged 10.3 points per game over his 12 seasons in the NBA. During that time, the 33-year-old has shot 35.5 percent from three-point range. He has appeared in 31 postseason games (21 starts), averaging 8.5 points and 4.3 rebounds over 28.5 minutes, according to ESPN New York.