JRich or Die Flying

Well the Warriors did what many of us thought was unthinkable today by trading fan favorite Jason Richardson without netting a big name like Kevin Garnett or even Jermaine O'Neal. There's tons to talk about this move, but here's a few of my random unorganized thoughts a few hours after the Warriors traded the face of the franchise away:

  • Who cares about slashing payroll? Show me one game that cap space has ever won.
  • Any guesses as to how Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Matt Barnes, and Mickael Pietrus feel about this trade? I'm guessing not too happy.
  • This team had great chemistry last season. The chemistry was so great that it was able to overcome the gaping holes on this roster. This is a very risky move that could disrupt that great locker room and oncourt chemistry.
  • Whatever happened to winning NOW? Why give up a stud like JR who helps you out immediately for more young talent? I thought Nellie didn't want to wait around while a team grows up.
  • I could care the least bit about trading JR to make room for a Monta Ellis extension. Don't get me wrong I love watching Monta, but don't forget- Jason is the one who showed up in the playoffs when it mattered the most, not Monta. I know I'm in the minority, but I don't see Monta ever being as good as JRich. Neither are superstars or will ever be, but JR's heart, skillset, and chemistry are all a given.
  • Could the Warriors be any more out of touch with their fan base? I think it's time for the Warriors to hire some new marketing personnel. Today was a disaster for the Warriors' personal relations. No Yi and no more JRich. Painful. The Warriors just traded away one of our own- one of our fam.
  • Anyone else think the Warriors wouldn't have made this move to save money if Adonal Foyle wasn't inked to that absolutely foolish deal?
  • After the trade was official I was joking with Fantasy Junkie that we should try to return our season tickets for next year. Or maybe I was only half joking...
  • I'm proud to sport my now throwback #23 Jason Richardson Warriors' jerseys. Any day. Any time.
  • Jason- If you're reading this man, THANK YOU. Nuthin' but luv. TRUE WARRIOR... TRUE WARRIOR... TRUE WARRIOR...

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There's plenty more to say of course, but I'll leave you with one of my all time favorite clips on YouTube:


[HustleNHeart]


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