Getting J-Rich(er): This deal looks like a steal for the Suns

The Suns got a major offensive weapon in Jason Richardson, helping them regain their offensive identity.

Updated: December 11, 2008, 1:18 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Phoenix Suns GM Steve Kerr has faced a lot of questions during his short stewardship of the Suns, but the only question to ask after Wednesday's trade with Charlotte is whether he was wearing a ski mask. The deal for Jason Richardson, Jared Dudley and a 2010 second-round pick cost him only Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and Sean Singletary, and it immediately restores the Suns' flagging hopes of breaking back into the West's upper crust.

For that, he can thank Bobcats coach Larry Brown. This ...

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