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Jason Richardson | Guard/Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: Michigan State
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Jason Richardson has been cleared for basketball-related activities, and hopes he will be able to return by February at the latest.
"The best-case scenario could be the end [of December]," Richardson said regarding his potential return to the court. "Worst case can be February." Richardson hasn't played since the 2012-13 season, so there will be a substantial amount of rust upon his eventual return. He doesn't offer enough upside to be considered a stash candidate in any league. Dec 4 - 5:49 PM
Source: CSN Philly

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Jason Richardson (foot) stated during a recent interview that he'll "definitely" return before the All-Star break.

"[I'll] definitely be back before the all-star break or January or maybe even before this year is over with," said Richardson. "I’ll see how my body takes all this training and getting ready for it." Players are generally more optimistic with regards to their potential return dates, so we wouldn't read too much into this. Richardson hasn't played in an NBA game since the 2012-13 season, and the Sixers may be looking to use Richardson as more of a mentor than a role player. As it stands right now, Richardson has zero fantasy value, and doesn't offer enough upside to be viewed as a stash candidate.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 21 - 10:53 AM

Jason Richardson expects to return from the stress fracture in his right foot this season, potentially before January.

"There's no doubt in my mind I'll be back this year," Richardson said. "I might be back before January if all goes well." The veteran's optimism is nice to hear but we're certainly not betting on a return in 2014, and even once he's healthy he may not crack the 76ers' rotation.
Nov 19 - 5:57 PM

Jason Richardson (knee, foot) suffered a stress fracture to his right foot and he will be out indefinitely.

He showed up to practice today in a walking boot and now we know why. Without even knowing the specifics, it seems like Richardson is very likely to be out for the season, which opens up minutes for K.J. McDaniels, Chris Johnson and Elliot Williams. K.J. is the only player worthy of your attention in standard leagues.
Source: The Intell
Oct 25 - 5:45 PM

Jason Richardson (knee, right foot) was in a walking boot on Saturday.

Weird. He's been recovering from knee surgery, so the walking boot on his foot is something new. Richardson's story just keeps getting weirder and he probably won't be seeing action for a while.
Oct 25 - 2:00 PM

76ers head coach Brett Brown stated during a recent interview that he feels "it will be a challenge" for Jason Richardson (knee) to suit up this season.

Richardson wasn't able to suit up all of last season, and only made it through 33 games the previous year, so if he were to play there would definitely be some serious rust to shake off. Richardson is in the final years of his career, and it really doesn't make sense for the veteran to play any games for a tanking (rebuilding?) 76er squad. Whether he plays or not, he's certainly not worth wasting a draft pick on in almost any format.
Oct 24 - 9:42 AM

General manager Sam Hinkie said "we'll see" when asked about Jason Richardson's on-court role.

In case you haven't heard, the 76ers are going to rebuild their roster and they may try to move his contract or just keep him on the bench to let the kids play. For what it's worth, Richardson appears to have arrived at training camp a little out of shape. He's not worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
Sep 29 - 1:59 PM

76ers head coach Brett Brown said that Jason Richardson believes "his health is great."

Brown also said he views Richardson as "the adult in the room," in reference to the young nucleus of players in Philly. It will be interesting to see if J-Rich sees any kind of significant playing time, as the Sixers will be playing for the lottery once again. He is owed $6.6 million and is one of the few veterans on the roster. However, if the team is committed to the young players they have drafted and brought in, then he will likely be relegated to a bench role.
Sep 25 - 2:23 PM

Jason Richardson (knee) has been training in Denver this summer but it's uncertain when or if he'll play this season.

"I know he’s focused on getting ready for camp," said 76ers GM Sam Hinkie. "I don’t know exactly how that will go. We’ll see when he gets closer." J-Rich opted into a $6.6 million player option for 2014-15 but he's unlikely to have a significant on-court role even if his knee allows him to get back on the court.
Aug 27 - 11:34 AM

Jason Richardson will opt into his final year with 76ers worth $6.6M.

This is a no-brainer for Richardson as he would not receive anything close to six million on the open market. This past season with the 76ers was his second in Philadelphia and he missed all 82 games due to knee surgery after playing in just 33 games the previous season. As Philly looks to rebuild off of their bad season, it doesn't seem likely Richardson will see anything close to the 28 minutes a night he averaged two years ago.
Jun 12 - 4:42 PM

Jason Richardson has been experiencing some swelling in his surgically repaired left knee, but is still pushing himself to return at some point this season.

"Yeah, I had some setbacks. I don't know," Richardson said Saturday. "Like I told [Brett Brown] when we talked a month ago, if it's 10 or 15 or two games, I want to come back. That's my goal." It's nice to hear that the veteran wants to return to the court, but that may not be in the cards for a team that is more than content to tank away the season. Richardson is on his last legs, and can safely be left on the wire in all leagues.
Mar 9 - 12:05 PM

Coach Brett Brown does not expect Jason Richardson (knee) to play this season.

As we saw with the Danny Granger situation, the Sixers don't want veterans suiting up and veterans don't want to be a part of their dumpster fire. Richardson holds a $6.6 million player option for next season.
Mar 7 - 1:20 PM

Jason Richardson (knee) was taking shots with the team during Wednesday's practice.

He was taking shots with his left hand, so the right-handed shooter obviously wasn't going out there with the serious intentions. Richardson's knee injury has kept him out all year and he's eyeing a return in mid-March. He's only worth a stash in very deep leagues.
Feb 19 - 2:48 PM

Jason Richardson (knee) is eyeing a March return as a player/coach.

Richardson has been out all season after undergoing knee surgery last February. He finally took the court for the first time on Monday to take some jumpers and is planning on returning as a player/coach. "When you’re on a young team like this, it’s all about teaching. Coaching might be something I want to get into when my career is over. What better way to start than while you’re playing?" There is a chance that the 32-year-old provides value in deep leagues if he returns this season, but he's not worth adding in any leagues at the moment.
Feb 6 - 9:23 AM

Jason Richardson (knee) said on Wednesday that he is targeting a March return.

He is targeting a return in the second half of March and has been prescribed an hour per day of shooting jumpers. Richardson has not played all season after knee surgery last year and he's still not worth stashing in almost any format.
Feb 5 - 5:57 PM

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PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Tony Wroten
3Alexey Shved
SG1Hollis Thompson
2K.J. McDaniels
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Robert Covington
3JaKarr Sampson
4Andrei Kirilenko
5Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid