HoopsHype Jason Richardson rumors

August 16, 2012 Updates
August 15, 2012 Updates

Philadelphia is a city with a rich history, both in basketball and, well, history. This afternoon, the Philadelphia 76ers will combine those two when they formally introduce their new acquisitions, Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson. Unlike most player introductions, which are held in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center and opened to credentialed reporters only, today's event will be held at the National Constitution Center at 6th and Market Streets in Center City and will be free and open to the public. Philadelphia Inquirer

August 10, 2012 Updates

The Magic were key players in a blockbuster, four-team trade on Friday when they dealt Howard and reserves Chris Duhon and Earl Clark to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Magic also sent Jason Richardson to the Philadelphia 76ers and in return will receive Aaron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga and rookie Moe Harkless, three first-round picks and two second-round selections. The Magic will receive protected first-round picks from Denver (or New York) in 2014, Philadelphia in ‘15 and Los Angeles in ‘17. NBA.com

"We are very excited to welcome Andrew Bynum, one of the league's best, young centers, and Jason Richardson, a proven, respected veteran, to the Philadelphia 76ers," said Managing Owner Josh Harris. "As we stated from the outset, our ownership group is committed to exploring every option available to us in order to improve our team. This trade is the culmination of a very active off-season, one that we believe positions the Sixers for success this season and for many years to come." NBA.com

The Lakers will send All-Star center Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers, who also will receive shooting guard Jason Richardson from the Orlando Magic. The Sixers will send guard Andre Iguodala to the Denver Nuggets. The Magic will receive Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, rookie swingman Moe Harkless, forward Josh McRoberts, three protected first-round draft picks and a 2013 second-round pick from the Nuggets (by way of Golden State). In addition to Howard, the Lakers will also receive Earl Clark and Chris Duhon from the Magic. Yahoo! Sports

August 9, 2012 Updates

The Nuggets are very fond of Afflalo, but Iguodala could be viewed as an upgrade. The Magic would view the Denver guard as a future building block while Gasol is either a piece they can hold onto or turn around in another deal. For the numbers to work, Orlando would have to move another player, expected to be Jason Richardson, who would re-route to either the Lakers or Nuggets. Should the Rocket miss out on both Howard and Bynum, they may have interest in Gasol. While they may not give up as much to the Magic, Orlando could be looking at a solid return in a subsequent Gasol trade to Houston. HoopsWorld

A source close to the situation confirms @wojyahoonba report that Orlando is in talks with Philly, Lakers and Denver. Reported framework of deal that is being discussed but not imminent had Dwight Howard and Al Harrington heading to the Lakers, Andrew Bynum to the Sixers, and Pau Gasol and Arron Afflalo to the Magic along with cap relief (Jason Richardson heading somewhere likely) and draft picks. Sulia

July 19, 2012 Updates

Sam Amico: Whether the Jason Richardson & Nash issue is a "false rumor" or not, I can tell you with confidence Lakers wouldn't take Richardson. Twitter

July 16, 2012 Updates

The Times' Mike Bresnahan, among others, has reported the Lakers are part of this pursuit too, showing some openness toward acquiring Jason Richardson's contract if it results in Superman coming to L.A. But one prominent former Laker, "Big Game" James Worthy, argues that the Purple and Gold shouldn't waste their time. "I like Andrew Bynum," Worthy said recently at an appearance at Bell Gardens Intermediate School, sponsored by After School All-Stars Los Angeles and Metro PCS. "He's young and just as good as Dwight right now. He's getting better. Dwight ... to me, he's too much gab and too much talking. I'm old school. I want to see something done on the floor. He does all this media stuff, flip-flopping. You don't get respect from veteran players when you do that kind of stuff. They just want you to play. They want to see what you can do out there." Los Angeles Times

July 13, 2012 Updates

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