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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 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 first in Philadelphia and he only managed to play in 33 games, averaging a career-low 10.5 points. 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 last year. Jun 12 - 4:42 PM

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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

Jason Richardson (knee) said on Wednesday he will definitely play this season.

He will start running in a week or so and doesn't have a timetable to return. Richardson's knee surgery has kept him out all year and he will likely be eased into minutes upon his return. He's not worth stashing in almost any format.
Jan 15 - 6:42 PM

Jason Richardson (knee) remains a month away from beginning a running program.

There is no timetable for his return and fantasy owners should continue to avoid him, as the 32-year-old is being very cautious to avoid any setbacks. He has a $6.6 million player option for next season which he's very likely to exercise
Source: Delco Times
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 09:32:00 AM

Jason Richardson (knee) has been doing some strength workouts with the training staff.

He was doing mostly swimming last month and looks to be progressing in his rehab. Richardson still has no timetable for a return and is not worth stashing in most leagues. James Anderson, Tony Wroten and Hollis Thompson will continue to get most of the minutes at shooting guard.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 07:21:00 PM

Jason Richardson (knee) hasn't started running, but is targeting an early-January return.

This moves up a previous return timetable of "January-February", but this should be taken with a grain of salt as players wanting to return early is about as certain as the sun rising in the East every day. James Anderson and Tony Wroten will continue to fill-in for Richardson, but both are better left on waiver wires unless Michael Carter-Williams or Evan Turner gets hurt.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 01:42:00 PM

Jason Richardson (knee) said he has been doing a lot of swimming and is targeting a return around the All-Star break.

He is not even close to returning and there were rumors that he could be out for the year. The Sixers have been using a mixture of Tony Wroten and James Anderson at shooting guard, but neither is quite worth owning in standard leagues right now.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Jason Richardson did not travel with the Sixers for their preseason opener in Spain.

Little surprise here. Richardson is laid up following left knee surgery and does not expect to return until January or early February.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 09:13:00 AM

Jason Richardson, who is coming off left knee surgery, is hoping to return in January, or early February.

The Sixers should be out of the playoff race by then and it's hard to imagine J-Rich doing much this season. Ignore him until further notice.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 02:22:00 PM

76ers writer Bob Cooney reports that Jason Richardson (left knee surgery) "is most likely out for the season."

J-Rich was originally expected out until February-March but a report in early August (also from Cooney) suggested that he "may not step foot on the court." The steady decline in his season outlook may reflect medical updates we're not privy to, or it may simply be a recognition that the Sixers have no incentive to play an injured veteran on a young, rebuilding team. Either way, J-Rich shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Jason Richardson may not even set foot on the court this season.

It's been a while since we've discussed him and there is some concern that the 2007-08 3-point champ could miss significant time while he recovers from Denovo surgery on his left knee. Richardson had the surgery back in February and is targeting a return in February 2014. He won't be worth drafting in any league and the Sixers have some of the worst depth in the backcourt in the NBA. Someone will emerge and see minutes, so the Sixers are going to have to get creative. Thaddeus Young could slide to small forward more, which could open things up for Arnett Moultrie, but there are several solutions to this problem.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Casper Ware
3Pierre Jackson
SG1K.J. McDaniels
2Jason Richardson
3Jordan McRae
4Elliot Williams
SF1Hollis Thompson
2Dario Saric
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Jerami Grant
3Brandon Davies
4Arsalan Kazemi
5Jarvis Varnado
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid
3Arnett Moultrie