Bobcats acquire Richardson; send Wright to Warriors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats acquired guard Jason
Richardson from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for the rights to
North Carolina forward Brandan Wright, the eighth overall pick, in Thursday’s
The Bobcats also received the rights to Alabama forward Jermareo Davidson, the
36th selection in the draft.
Richardson started in 49 of the 51 games he played in during the regular
season and averaged 16 points and 5.1 rebounds. He also helped the team to an
upset of the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs.
The 6-foot-9 Wright left North Carolina after his freshman season, but is
considered one of the better defenders in the draft. He averaged 14.7 points
per game for the Tar Heels last season.
Wright was the fifth freshman in Atlantic Coast Conference history to win
Tournament MVP honors and broke the ACC single-season freshman record with
a .646 field goal percentage.
Davidson averaged 10.2 points over his four years at Alabama.