No one has posted about this yet so I will:
What is Kahn thinking taking on Quentin Richardson for Madsen, Telfair, and Smith?!
The only advantages I see are getting a few players down to maybe sign Carney or other and getting a SG.
Now we are left with Bobby Brown and Flynn as PGs. And isn't Kahn supposed to be in Europe? So unless he just got confirmation that Rubio is coming over, or a team really really wanted Quentin that we didn't know about this trade is absolutely terrible! ESPN's trade machine even ranks us 4 losses lower because of this trade. Ok so we know thats kind of unlikely. Telfair was in no means responsible for 4 wins and I don't think Quentin is a detriment to our team (although he does shoot just under .400 for his career). But still, WHY would anyone in their right minds do this? We are taking on salary in this deal and getting rid of a terrific backup PG in Telfair and leaving ourselves with Bobby Brown as our backup.
Richardson can't be traded with other players for 2 months so I don't see him as a means of making another deal unless someone is willing to wait 2 months to get something done.
We also just stole some minutes from Wayne Ellington while throwing those same minutes down the drain in Richardson. He has been in the league for 9 years I believe, and we have no reason to think that he is due for a breakout year. He is a volume shooter through and through, and as his career FG% shows, he isn't that impressive of one.
Let's hope Kahn has something up his sleeve or else he just wasted some nice trade pieces in my eyes.