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Jason Richardson open to returning to Warriors

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Jason Richardson open to returning to Warriors

Former Warrior Jason Richardson will be in the Bay Area onSaturday taking part in the We Believe charity game at the San Jose StateUniversity Events Center.As any hardcore Warriors fan will tell you, Richardson wastraded after the 2007 season and it hurt. A lot. Richardson was more thanjust a popular player, he had a little something extra going on with Warriorsfans and they had a little something extra going on with him.
Thats why it was easy for him to say yes to the charitygame in the Bay Area.I think its loyalty, said Richardson, when asked todescribe his relationship with Warriors fans. Thats the factor right there.Thats why we have that type of relationship. The years when I was putting upbig numbers and trying to do whatever I could to help us win, I never demandeda trade, I never blamed my teammates, I never blamed coaching.I just went out there and worked hard and I feel like thefans saw that from me. I never complained and never took a night off. Even if Ihad a bad scoring night, Id still do whatever I could to try to help the teamwin games.Since playing with Golden State, Richardson has been withCharlotte, Phoenix and Orlando. Oh, by he way, Richardson, 30, is a free agent,and the Warriors could use a little bit of size in their backcourt.Put it this way, there are things that make a lot less sensethan Richardson returning to the Warriors Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and Richardsonisnt a bad threesome.I would never shut down an opportunity to return there,Richardson said. Like I said, its home to me. The Warriors were the team thatdrafted me, believed in my ability and talent. I want to keep all of my optionswhen it comes to teams and situations Id be willing to do.Id never count out going back to the Bay. I woulddefinitely be open to it.

Suns guard sustains torn ACL in left knee

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Suns guard sustains torn ACL in left knee

Brandon Knight may not take the floor next year.

The Suns guard tore the ACL in his left knee and could miss the entire season, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon.

He sustained the injury last week while playing in Florida.

Knight's production fell off during the 2016-17 campaign, when he appeared in just 54 games.

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He averaged career lows in practically every category -- points (11.0), assists (2.4), rebounds (2.2), steals (0.5), field goal percentage (39.8) and 3-point percentage (32.4).

The year prior, he registered 19.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds per contest.

Knight entered the league as the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft.

After two seasons with Detroit, he was traded to Milwaukee.

In February 2015, he was traded to Phoenix.

Knight is scheduled to make over $13.6 million next season, over $14.6 million in 2018-19 and over $15.6 million in 2019-20.

With Kyrie Irving reportedly requesting a trade from Cleveland, several national reporters have listed the Suns as a potential landing spot for the All-Star guard...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe

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Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe

Allen Crabbe will end up in Brooklyn after all.

The Blazers will trade the shooting guard to the Nets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

In exchange, Brooklyn will send big man Andrew Nicholson to Portland.

Nicholson will not suit up for the the Blazers, as Portland will waive and stretch his contract.

Last summer, Crabbe -- who was a restricted free agent -- signed a 4-year, $75 million sheet from the Nets.

The former Cal star returned to the Pacific Northwest because the Blazers matched the offer.

Last season, Crabbe averaged a career-best 10.7 points per game, while shooting just under 47 percent from the field and over 44 percent from deep.

He averaged just 5.5 points in the opening round of the playoffs against the Warriors.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller