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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 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

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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

Jason Richardson will start against the Nets on Saturday and Robert Covington will come off the bench.

Richardson rested on Friday and will continue to sit out one of the back-to-back games. He has fallen off a cliff since his 29-point game on Mar. 4, scoring a combined four points in Philly's last four (two DNPs). He's not worth owning in most leagues. Covington is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 14 - 6:06 PM

Jason Richardson (rest) will not play against the Kings on Friday.

The 76ers are on the front end of a back-to-back set, so this isn't a surprise. Robert Covington will start tonight after he's recently lost a bit of playing time. He's still worth owning in all standard leagues. Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant may also play more.
Mar 13 - 5:23 PM

Jason Richardson returned from a rest on Wednesday and hit 2-of-9 shots for four points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

He's trying to become relevant again and is doing a decent job of it, but there's no reason to pick him up unless you're in a 20-team league, or so.
Mar 12 - 2:52 AM

Jason Richardson wants to remain with the Sixers.

"I'm not that type of guy who is going to chase a championship," he said. "I would love to be back here with these young guys, they inspire me every day." Richardson's story is inspirational after sitting for two years, but it's hard to envision a scenario where he returns considering how Sam Hinkie is constructing whatever it is that he's building.
Mar 9 - 10:40 AM

Jason Richardson (rest) won't play against the Hawks on Saturday.

It's the second night of a back-to-back set. Richardson will continue to rest, but he'll have some decent games mixed in. He dropped 29 points on Wednesday and didn't score at all on Saturday. Robert Covington and several other 76ers will take his minutes.
Mar 7 - 6:03 PM

Jason Richardson (rest) is not expected to play vs. the Hawks on Saturday.

This shouldn't come as any surprise, as the 76ers have no reason to jeopardize the veteran's health as he works his way back into shape. Apart from Friday's disappointing showing in which he missed all 10 of his shots, Richardson has been surprisingly decent after nearly two years on the shelf due to injury. That being said, he is still only worth holding onto in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers. Expect the 76ers to use a committee approach to absorb his minutes on Saturday.
Mar 7 - 10:11 AM

Jason Richardson missed all 10 shots from the field against the Jazz on Friday.

Yikes. He added just three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes. Richardson is almost a lock to sit against the Hawks on Saturday, so be sure to take him out of your lineup. He's going to be tough to own because he is unlikely to play in back-to-back sets.
Mar 6 - 11:58 PM

Jason Richardson had his best game since 2012 during a loss to the Thunder on Wednesday with 29 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

He hit two deep treys to help get this game to overtime. Richardson has been solid since his return and has put up numbers in each of his last four, averaging 16.8 points, 3.8 boards, 2.5 dimes, 1.0 steals and 3.3 treys. He's worth starting when he's active, but will be rested here and there.
Mar 5 - 12:51 AM

Jason Richardson will play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

He was rested against the Raptors on Monday, but the 76ers are obviously going to be cautious with him moving forward given his injury history. Owners in deeper leagues who could use some help in scoring and 3-pointers should give him a look.
Mar 4 - 1:48 PM

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