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Chat transcript: Draft Day, June 27
Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson joined NBA.com for a live chat shortly after being drafted by the Warriors with the fifth pick overall.

dakotahb at 9:09pm ET
Jason- I heard you gave Gary Payton a run for his money. How long do you think before you can become such an impact guard like Payton?

Jason Richardson at 9:10pm ET
It's going to take a little time for me to become an impact player. But I'll be working on it. As far as taking Gary Payton out, I'll be working on that too.
fredbinz from mi.us.prserv.net at 9:10pm ET
Jason, do you think you and Jamison can make an impact?

Jason Richardson at 9:11pm ET
I think we can make a great impact. I know I have a lot of work to do before the season starts. I hope this can be a great fit for me with guys like Antawn, Larry Hughes and Marc Jackson.
Nick at 9:12pm ET
Jason, did you have any idea that Golden State was going to pick you?? Where did you expect to go??

Jason Richardson at 9:12pm ET
I had no idea that Golden State was going to pick me, but I knew it was going to be between 5-7. When they picked me, I was so shocked.
rashad phillips from proxy.aol.com at 9:12pm ET
How does it feel fulfilling your longlife dream?

Jason Richardson at 9:13pm ET
It's an incredible feeling. I've been dreaming it since I was two years old and finally to have the dream become a reality, it's the best thing to happen to me in my life.
dakotahb at 9:13pm ET
Jason-What do you think is the greatest reward to going to college?

Jason Richardson at 9:13pm ET
I learned a lot of things in a short period of time, things like playing defense and playing at a higher level helped me a lot.
Althea PeterSon from bartnet.net at 9:13pm ET
Jason, which player do you model your game after the most?

Jason Richardson at 9:13pm ET
I try to pattern it after Kevin Garnett because he's a guy who can do a lot of things. He also brings a lot to the game.
ALvaro from san-francisco.pc.metropolis-inter.com at 9:14pm ET
Hey Jason, do you think that your team has playoff chances?

Jason Richardson at 9:14pm ET
I think we have a great shot with guys coming in. I think me and Troy will bring a lot of energy to the team. We're in the rebuilding process but I think with a lot of work, we can be a playoff contending team.
JayDub at 9:14pm ET
Who are you most excited about playing with or against in the NBA?

Jason Richardson at 9:15pm ET
I'm most excited about playing against Kobe Bryant because he's the most exciting player in the NBA. I have to guard him so it's going to be pretty tough, but also pretty exciting at the same time.
nba at 9:15pm ET
(Zach) Randolph just got drafted, how do you feel?

Jason Richardson at 9:15pm ET
I'm so happy for him. A lot of people have been doubting him all season and say that he should have stayed in school. But he proved that he is ready for the next level and I am happy for him.
 
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