It seems like a pretty well held assumption that the Bobcats will not be holding onto their lottery pick this year. Their reasoning is fairly solid- why get any younger especially when the team already has a young set of players and so much cap space to play around with? It looks as if the Warriors swung a deal with buddy Higgy and the Bobcats it would not involve Jason Richardson. From Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer:
Interesting a deal as it might have been, you can back off the speculation that Golden State Warriors guard Jason Richardson is headed to the Bobcats. I know from a great source that the Warriors aren't moving Richardson to Charlotte to make a trade for Chinese pro Yi Jianlian happen. It is true that Yi could be slipping in the draft, and that's because he or his representatives are limiting where he'd agree to sign. I'm told he's reluctant to play anywhere east of Chicago, and last I checked Charlotte was East of the Windy City. That's limiting the teams willing to risk a high pick on him, which means he's a top-5 talent who could slip to 10 or lower.
The JRich Movement... The JRich Movement... The JRich Movement...
Are you interested in the Bobcats' #8 pick? Any good deals you can assemble?
99% of rumors never happen, but 99% of them are fun to talk about!
- Rumor: Jason Richardson to the Bobcats for the #8 pick
- Rumor: Warriors Talked to a Division Rival about Trading Jason Richardson
- Rumor: Cavaliers Interested in Trading for Jason Richardson
- Rumor: Jason Richardson + #18 Pick for Bucks' #6 Pick (Yi Jianlian)
- Rumor: Jason Richardson + #18 pick to Grizzlies, Celtics or Bobcats
- Rumor: Jason Richardson for 5th Pick (Yi Jianlian), Theo Ratliff, and Sebastian Telfair
- Rumor: Warriors Likely to Deal Richardson, Ellis, or Pietrus and O'Bryant
- Rumor: Jason Richardson Wants to Go to the Pistons or Bulls
- Sam Smith is Messed Up
- Rumor: Jason Richardson, Baron Davis, and Mickael Pietrus All on the Trading Block
- Rumor: Jason Kidd for Jason Richardson + Adonal Foyle / Warriors Shopping JRich
- Rumor: Jason Kidd for Jason Richardson, Mickael Pietrus, Monta Ellis and Patrick O'Bryant
- Rumor: Warriors Would Move JRich If They Could
- Rumor: Mike Dunleavy, Troy Murphy, and Jason Richardson All Available on Trade Market