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Quentin Richardson will return to the New York Knicks when they host their regular-season finale against the Atlanta Hawks.
Richardson, 33, signed with the Knicks, said General Manager Glen Grunwald to complete the team's postseason roster.
A 6-foot-6 guard, Richardson last played in the National Basketball Association for the Orlando Magic during the 2011-12 season when he averaged 4.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 48 games.
He has averaged 10.3 points with 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 782 career games.
Richardson played with the Knicks from 2005 to 2009, averaging 9.7 points and 5.0 rebounds as a solid role player who could shoot 3-pointers and one of the team's better defenders.
He provides Coach Mike Woodson with another player who could play both shooting guard and small forward, especially because Anthony has primarily played power forward. But it is unclear how much playing time Richardson will receive.
In addition to the Magic and Knicks, he played with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat during his 12-season career.
The Knicks have clinched the second playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and will face the Boston Celtics in the first round of the postseason.
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