Hugh Bernreuter of The Saginaw News has an interesting story about Jason Richardson:
“I want to go to a great place for my family,” Richardson said. “I’ve been blessed by God to play in the NBA for a lot of money. I’d like to go someplace that has a chance to win a championship.”
He would also like to go to a place where he has a chance to grow some roots. He has played 10 years in the NBA and has been traded three times. After six years with Golden State, Richardson was traded to Charlotte. On Dec. 10, 2008, Charlotte traded Richardson to Phoenix. A little more than two years later, Phoenix traded Richardson to Orlando.
“That didn’t surprise me,” Richardson said. ‘With the lockout coming, there was talk about Phoenix getting rid of the higher salaries.
“Every place I’ve played has been special to me in some way. In Golden State, it was my first team and the fans were incredible to me. Charlotte was a new team and it was exciting to be part of that. In Phoenix, we made a long run in the playoffs and surprised a lot of people. Orlando was great too, getting reunited with Gilbert Arenas.”
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