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NBA DRAFT: Bobcats acquire Richardson in draft night trade

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CHARLOTTE (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats made a trade tonight that they hope will provide them with the go-to scorer they need.

The Bobcats acquired swingman Jason Richardson of Golden State for the eighth pick in the draft, Brandan Wright of North Carolina.

The Bobcats also acquired the Warriors' second-round pick, forward Jermareo Davidson of Alabama.

The trade came more than two hours after part-owner Michael Jordan selected Wright, giving the Bobcats a third former Tar Heel.

But Jordan, North Carolina's biggest-ever basketball star, sent Wright across the country for Richardson, in hopes of giving the Bobcats a late-game scorer they've never had in their three seasons.

With the 22nd pick, the Bobcats took forward Jared Dudley of Boston College.

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