Richardson dealt again, this time to Miami

For the fourth time this summer, Quentin Richardson(notes) has been traded. This time, his new team, the Miami Heat, plans to keep him.

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Richardson to the Heat for forward Mark Blount(notes), two league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday night.

This time, Richardson has found a home for his expiring $9.35 million contract. Heat president Pat Riley wants him to bring scoring punch off the bench, and the team plans to give him significant minutes this season.

Richardson started the summer with the New York Knicks before getting moved to Memphis, the Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota and now Miami.

Richardson, 29, averaged 10 points for New York.

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Updated Thursday, Aug 13, 2009