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    Jason Richardson ended the 2010-11 season with the Orlando Magic, finishing off a six-year, $70 million contract.

    “I don’t have a job,” Richardson said. “I’ve taken care of my money and it won’t be a problem for me financially. I would guess that it won’t be a problem for 85 to 90 percent of the players. But you’re seeing some players going overseas for a lot less money. They just want to play.”

    Once the lockout ends, free agency begins and Richardson is one of the top shooting guards on the market. He split the 2010-11 season between the Magic and Phoenix Suns, averaging 15.6 points and 4.1 rebounds, making 189 3-pointers.

    Money, however, may not be the deciding factor in Richardson’s next destination.

    “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.”
    So it seems he's ruling out Orlando as a place that has a chance to win a Championship. You'd imagine he'd be wanting to get significant minutes, which would never happen in a place like Miami (DWade), Boston (Allen), LA (Kobe), OKC (Harden).

    Taking his words to heart you'd think the only places he's likely to fit in are Chicago and NY. However I bet Chicago would be all over him considering their huge weakness at the 2 since losing Ben Gordon.

    It would be pretty much a dream if we could land J-Rich for the MLE and a couple of bigs for vet minimums.

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    Originally Posted by smokes
    So it seems he's ruling out Orlando as a place that has a chance to win a Championship. You'd imagine he'd be wanting to get significant minutes, which would never happen in a place like Miami (DWade), Boston (Allen), LA (Kobe), OKC (Harden).

    Taking his words to heart you'd think the only places he's likely to fit in are Chicago and NY. However I bet Chicago would be all over him considering their huge weakness at the 2 since losing Ben Gordon.

    It would be pretty much a dream if we could land J-Rich for the MLE and a couple of bigs for vet minimums.
    Agreed. He sounds sincere. It's not totally out of the question. McGrady, when playing with us, said money is not his concern after all the money he made, and well, he took the vet. minimum. Whether or not he took it to prove he can be paid more with how he played and how healthy he was or not is a different story, but, he took a lot less. I would love if Richardson came on our team for much less.

    Edit: You said MLE. I say no to that. I'd rather try for someone younger such as Afflalo (if he and others would accept it) if we're gonna use it on a shooting guard.

    Vet. minimum big men who makes a significant impact might not be available. There's a few shooting guards available who would be less than the MLE who would be good enough.

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    But he hid his gentleman's sausage in Steve Nash's fiancee. D'Antoni would surely consider this a deplorable and unforgivable act against god.


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    LMAO seriously?! Never heard that one before

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    Originally Posted by smokes
    LMAO seriously?! Never heard that one before
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    Found it. The caramel baby evidence supports it. It got very Melrose Place in Phoenix apparently.

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    Wow, guess J-Rich pulled a Tony Parker.

    The drama in the NBA seems like it's too much to handle sometimes. Between Parker cheating on Eva Longoria, Kobe in Colorado, J-Rich with Nash's wife, and Delonte with LeBron's mom, it seems as if the idea of being faithful to anybody and/or anything is kind of a dying art these days.

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    The J-Rich thing was made up.

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    I think J-Rich COULD end up in NY. that would be huge because it is one big piece we are missing! Sure we lack a center but we lack a SG (or a good performance out of Fields) almost as much. Richardson already proved he works well in a D'Antoni'-like team... Now lets get 'em.

    It may only be for a year, but Billups, J-Rich, Melo, and Amare would do work

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    Give me J-Rich(vet minimum) and Dalembert or Przybilla/Foster and I think that will be enough.

    Billups - TD, Carter, Shumpert
    J-Rich- Fields, Shumpert, Walker
    Melo- Williams, Walker
    STAT- Williams, Turiaf, Harellson, Jerome Jordan
    Dalembert or Przybilla/Foster - Jerome Jordan, Harellson,Turiaf
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    I should add that I wouldn't mind having him on the roster for the sake of bolstering spots 1-3 in our second unit.

    Douglas, Shumpert, Fields sounds like a very capable and athletic perimeter defensive unit, and would (though I don't necessarily like it) be great for a small ball squad to put Melo at the 4 as STAT rests.

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