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Jason Richardson | Guard/Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: Michigan State
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Jason Richardson is dealing with knee soreness and will not play against the Bucks on Monday.
He actually played well on Saturday with 19 points, but he might be out for the season now. The 76ers will start Ish Smith, Hollis Thompson, Robert Covington, Jerami Grant and Furkan Aldemir. Apr 13 - 6:29 PM

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Jason Richardson scored 19 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

His defense wasn't very good, but he was able to knock down shots. The 76ers play on Monday and Wednesday, so Richardson may play in both games because of no back-to-backs. Don't expect a line this good, though.
Apr 11 - 11:08 PM

Jason Richardson hit 6-of-7 shots and four 3-pointers for 17 points and almost nothing else on Wednesday.

It's nice to know he can still play, but he's very unreliable when it comes to fantasy.
Apr 8 - 10:13 PM

Jason Richardson was back in action on Sunday, returning from a day of rest with seven points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one assist, while shooting 3-of-11 from the field.

Richardson's DNPs are becoming more and more frequent as the season draws to a close and he can't be trusted in any fantasy format. In addition to all of the missed games, he's shooting a combined 30-of-111 from the field (27.0 percent) since Mar. 1.
Apr 5 - 10:16 PM

Jason Richardson (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Hornets.

It's the first game of a back-to-back set, meaning Richardson will play on Sunday vs. the Knicks instead. Having said that, Richardson played just six scoreless minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards, so he should be avoided in almost all leagues. Robert Covington will likely draw the start on Saturday, and should be in all lineups for his outstanding 3-point shooting.
Apr 4 - 11:23 AM

Jason Richardson returned from a two-game absence due to a knee injury and played six scoreless minutes in Wednesday's loss.

Ignore him until further notice.
Apr 1 - 10:48 PM

Updating a previous item, Jason Richardson (knee) will play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He was expected to miss tonight and a game over the weekend, so this is a surprise. Richardson hasn't played well at all and is still not worth grabbing in almost any league. His return will take some minutes away from Jerami Grant, Hollis Thompson and Robert Covington.
Apr 1 - 5:53 PM

Jason Richardson (knee) will not play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

The 76ers have no reason to risk his health and Richardson is still reportedly battling swelling and soreness, so it could be a few more games before he is cleared to play. Richardson can be dropped just about everywhere, while Jerami Grant, Hollis Thompson and Robert Covington figure to benefit the most.

Jason Richardson (knee) will miss a few games due to knee soreness and swelling.

The 76ers have just eight games left this season, so Richardson will likely miss at least half of them. The team will likely start Nerlens Noel, Jerami Grant, Robert Covington, Ish Smith and Furkan Aldemir going forward. Richardson can be dropped everywhere while Grant, Covington and Aldemir benefit slightly.
Mar 30 - 5:27 PM

Jason Richardson was rested on Sunday, the first game of a back-to-back set.

Philly hosts the Lakers on Monday in a cross-conference battle of cellar-dwellers, and we expect J-Rich to return to the lineup and play his usual 15-20 minutes. His fantasy value is restricted to a handful of 3-pointers.
Mar 29 - 7:09 PM

Jason Richardson returned from rest on Wednesday with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer on 3-of-13 from the field.

He's not going to play in back-to-back games and did not play on Tuesday. The 76ers have another back-to-back starting on Sunday, so keep that in mind if he's on your roster in a deep league.
Mar 26 - 2:10 AM

Jason Richardson (rest) will play vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday, shifting Robert Covington to the bench.

J-Rich doesn't play in back-to-back sets which is why he didn't play on Tuesday, but he is ready to roll tonight. However, Richardson has struggled mightily for the 76ers, and he is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Covington's value takes a hit every time he comes off the bench, but he is still worth holing onto in most leagues for his ridiculous ability from beyond the arc.
Mar 25 - 7:43 PM

Jason Richardson (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. Sacramento, and Robert Covington will draw the start in his place.

It's the first half of a back-to-back set, so Richardson will sit tonight so that he can play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets. Richardson's production has been sporadic, scoring five, six, 14, and two points in his previous four outings. His struggles with consistency, partnered with the fact he will be sitting out games in back-to-back sets makes him a very tough guy to own in most leagues.
Mar 24 - 2:29 PM

Jason Richardson finished Sunday's road defeat with five points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, three assists and zero defensive stats in 21 minutes.

The rebuilding Sixers haven't shied away from starting the 34-year-old Richardson, who hasn't been a fantasy asset despite averaging 22 minutes over his past five games. "It depends on the situation, what team wants me," J-Rich said, when asked about continuing his NBA career next season. "How my knee holds up. God willing, maybe two or three more years." If nothing else, Richardson has served the Sixers well as a veteran role model for their neophyte roster.
Mar 23 - 12:42 AM

Jason Richardson is hoping to spend the next three weeks trying to convince other NBA teams that he still has gas left in the tank in the hopes of landing another contract.

"It depends on the situation, what team wants me. How my knee holds up. God willing, maybe two or three more years," Richardson said. "I have to keep telling myself [I’ll be better]. I’m my toughest critic. I can’t sleep at night when we don’t win and I play bad. I have to keep telling myself I’ve only played 10 games in two years. Hey, your legs might not be there some nights, so do something else to help this team out." The 76ers have opted to start the veteran SG since he returned from injury and even though he can't play in back-to-back sets, Richardson has averaged 9.4 points per game in 12 appearances. However, at this point in his career, Richardson is only an asset in deeper leagues.
Mar 22 - 9:08 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Canaan
2Tony Wroten
3Ish Smith
SG1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Jason Richardson
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Thomas Robinson
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid