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Clippers involved in four-player trade

July 20, 2009 |  3:55 pm

The Clippers today acquired Mark Madsen, Sebastian Telfair and Craig Smith from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Quentin Richardson.

It was just three weeks ago that the Clippers acquired Richardson from Memphis for Zach Randolph.

Telfair and Smith should help solidify the Clippers' bench. Telfair will be the backup to point guard Baron Davis, and Smith is a capable power forward. How Madsen might fit in is less clear. Madsen and Smith each have contracts that expire after next season.

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-- Mike Hiserman