HoopsHype Jason Richardson rumors


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Carmelo Anthony hated Battier and he had good reason. Battier had tremendous success against Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant during his career (yet oddly struggled against Jason Richardson) and at least one of his superstar opponents took offense. Battier recalled how much opponents hated going against him, whether it be due to disrespect or dread. “The looks of disdain I got from Carmelo Anthony every time,” Battier recalled. “I didn’t even try to shake his hand.” Sports Illustrated

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Richardson, a 14-year vet, said he felt like a rookie again as he moved freely, albeit a bit slower, shot confidently and strode around the court without problems. "I was excited. I didn't even sleep [Tuesday] night," Richardson said. "I was up and ready for practice. I just love the game of basketball. I love competing. I love the atmosphere of it, being out there with my teammates. Especially these guys, a lot of young guys who play hard. I'm just excited to come in and just play. "To finally be moving and be playing five-on-five with my teammates, it's been a long time in coming, but it felt good to get through a whole practice." Philadelphia Inquirer

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He's 34 with a bad left knee. In basketball dog years that combination usually means closing in on rocking-chair time. But 76ers guard Jason Richardson, who's been sidelined since January 2013, makes it sound like this won't be his final season. "I still got a few years left," said Richardson, who is in the final year of his contract. "Two years off that helps your body. That's two years I'm not playing 90 games with the preseason games [included]. I think I have a few years left in me." Philadelphia Inquirer

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The jumper is unlike all others in the gym. It is effortless, with perfect arc and usually a positive result. It is a weapon coach Brett Brown envisions having in his arsenal at some point. Probably not as soon as Richardson would hope, but probably some time in the not too distant future. "All of the sudden, we've been able to collide on defensive improvement with lots of energy and a lot of work, just on basic fundamentals and team rules, with an offense that is starting to make threes," Brown said. "He would add to that. We've seen how Hollis [Thompson] helps us, what Robert Covington's addition has meant since he's been here. JaKarr [Sampson] has come in and made some shots, Jerami [Grant] has made some shots, K.J. [McDaniels], too. So Jason would be another one of those guys who can hit the long ball. Create some space for Michael's [Carter-Williams] penetration. Create space for Nerlens [Noel] posting up. I see him doing what he did, incredibly well, for most of his career." Philadelphia Inquirer

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