Because Matt Steinmetz's article and Atma's posting of it got so much attention, I figure I'd post Steinmetz's response to some of the common reasons people cite for it being a good trade.
I received tons of feedback regarding my post about how trading Jason Richardson was a mistake. They seem to be running about 60-40 against. More important is that it’s still obvious that J-Rich is missed and respected around here.
I’d like to respond to a few of the criticisms and complaints. And by the way, the comments were excellent. Just real good stuff.
And because I'm curious, please vote in the poll below. I'd like to get a sense of what the community thinks of the trade 1 year later.