Richardson may be ready for Warriors' season opener

Updated: October 27, 2006, 3:00 AM ET
Associated Press

A Golden State Warriors team spokesperson said Jason Richardson, the Warriors' leading scorer last season with 23.2 points per game, might be ready for the season opener next Wednesday against the Lakers. Richardson did not play in any exhibition games while recovering from knee surgery.

Seattle coach Bob Hill said he expects starting center Robert Swift to miss the season opener Wednesday against Portland, but declined to speculate further on the extent of Swift's knee injury. Swift was injured in Wednesday's win over Sacramento.

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