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23 Jason Richardson SG
Height/Weight: 6-6/225 | Birthdate: 1/20/1981 | Birthplace: Saginaw, MI | Team: Philadelphia 76ers | College: Michigan State | NBA Experience: 13 | Owned/Started%: 8/2 | Average Draft Position: 152.00
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76ers clear Jason Richardson (knee) to play Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) 76ers guard Jason Richardson has been cleared to play in Wednesday's game at Oklahoma City, reports the Daily News.

Richardson has been bothered by a knee issue, which caused him to miss Monday's contest. In five games this season, Richardson is averaging 10.4 points and 4.2 rebounds.

The 76ers are 15-point underdogs.


Jason Richardson and Robert Covington out Monday for 76ers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) The 76ers announced that neither Jason Richardson and Robert Covington will play against the Raptors on Monday. 

Covington left Sunday's game early with a right-arm injury. He was initially listed as questionable for Monday's game. Coach Brett Brown said he expected Covington to be back for Wednesday's game at the Thunder. 

The team has not announced the reason that Richardson is missing the game. However, Brown said that Richardson was less certain to be back for Wednesday's game. 

The Sixers are nine-point underdogs at home, Monday. 


76ers' Jason Richardson scores team-high 16 vs. Bucks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) 76ers shooting guard Jason Richardson scored a team-high 16 points on 6 of 11 shooting, including 4 of 8 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 104-88 loss to the Bucks Wednesday.

Richardson missed Monday's loss due to a knee issue but was able to return to the starting lineup Wednesday and deliver his first double-digit scoring performance since making his debut last week. He also recorded four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes of action.

The 76ers bring a five-game losing streak into Friday's matchup with the Wizards.


76ers' Jason Richardson returns to starting lineup Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) After missing Monday's loss to the Heat because of a knee injury, 76ers guard Jason Richardson returned to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game at Milwaukee.

It is just the third game Richardson has played in this season because a fracture in his foot. In two games, Richardson is averaging 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds.


76ers' Jason Richardson out for Monday's game against Heat


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) 76ers guard/forward Jason Richardson will not play Monday night due to his knee injury, according to CSN Philadelphia.

Richardson was able to play the past two games. Against the Pacers on Friday and against the Magic on Sunday, Richardson scored seven points in each outing.

It's been a long road to recovery for Richardson, who sustained a serious knee injury during the 2012-13 season. He missed the remainder of that season and all of the 2013-14 season before making his return to the court this past weekend.

"It was extra special," Richardson said after Friday's game, per the Associated Press. "Going through what I've been through the last two years, not knowing if I was ever going to play basketball again – this is special. It was an amazing experience."


76ers' Jason Richardson: Playing Friday 'extra special'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) 76ers shooting guard Jason Richardson saw his first action in more than two years Friday, scoring seven points on 3 of 7 shooting in 18 minutes in his team's 106-95 loss to the Pacers.

"It was extra special," Richardson said after the game, per the Associated Press. "Going through what I've been through the last two years, not knowing if I was ever going to play basketball again - this is special. It was an amazing experience."

Richardson suffered a serious knee injury back in Jan. 2013, costing him the rest of that season and all of the 2013-14 season. He then suffered a stress reaction in his foot before the beginning of this season, keeping him sidelined through the All-Star break.

Richardson also racked up seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the loss. The 76ers will head to Orlando to face the Magic Sunday.


76ers' Jason Richardson to start vs. Pacers Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) 76ers guard Jason Richardson will draw the start Friday against the Pacers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Richardson will be seeing his first game action in more than two years when he takes the court Friday, having worked his way back from a major injury and a stress reaction in his foot. He averaged 10.5 points in 33 games during the 2012-13 season.

The 76ers are 8 1/2-point underdogs at home against the Pacers.


76ers' Jason Richardson questionable for Pacers game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) It's possible that 76ers guard Jason Richardson could make his return to an NBA court Friday night.

Richardson's official designation for Friday's game against the Pacers is questionable due to a foot injury. He was placed on the active roster Friday afternoon, making him available to play.

The last time Richardson saw time in an NBA game was in January of 2013. Given that it's been two years since he's stepped foot on the hardwood, it can be expected for Richardson to see his minutes limited if he suits up.


Sixers' Jason Richardson participates in Wednesday's practice


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) For the first time this season, 76ers guard Jason Richardson was able to participate in Wednesday's entire practice, reports CSNPhilly.com.

"I feel great," Richardson said. "It is great to be finally moving and playing five-on-five. It's been a long time coming, and it felt great to get through a whole practice."

Richardson, 34, has not played in a game over the last two seasons due to a variety of injuries. His most recent injury has been a stress fracture in his foot.


Report: 76ers' trade discussions 'picking up'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) The 76ers aren't likely to make as many deadline deals as they did in 2014, but trade discussions with other teams have been "picking up," The Intelligencer reports.

The most likely trade scenario has the 76ers absorbing salary in order to acquire second-round picks, but they could also deal small forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute or the expiring contracts of Jason Richardson or Andrei Kirilenko.

The team reportedly likes guard Nik Stauskas, who the Kings have shown a willingness to deal before the deadline. It's possible general manager Sam Hinkie could consider a deal swapping Nerlens Noel for Stauskas and a pick, per the report, as the No. 8 pick in 2014 would provide perimeter shooting and has one more year on his deal than Noel.

Michael Carter-Williams is another player who could be on the move if an interested team is willing to meet the 76ers' asking price, according to the report.


76ers' Jason Richardson nearing return


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) 76ers guard Jason Richardson has one more hurdle to overcome before he can return from a stress fracture in his foot, reports the Bucks County Courier Times.

76ers coach Brett Brown told reporters Monday that Richardson needs to play 5-on-5 in practice before he can play in a game. Richardson has not played this season due to the injury.


Sixers' Jason Richardson hoping to play before All-Star break


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) 76ers guard Jason Richardson is hoping to come back and play some before the All-Star break.

"I want to play a game or two before  the All-Star break," Richardson said. "Hopefully it happens. If not, it'll definitely be the first game after AS break (Feb 20)."

Richardson is recovering from a stress fracture in his foot, which has kept him out all season. He missed all of last season as well with a knee injury.


76ers SG Jason Richardson using anti-gravity treadmill


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) 76ers shooting guard Jason Richardson was spotted using an anti-gravity treadmill at Thursday's practice, according to the Bucks County Courier Times. Richardson has been making slow progress in his return from injury, but remains hopeful of a January return.

Richardson missed last season due to knee surgery and suffered a stress fracture in his foot before this season. He averaged 10.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting in 33 games during the 2012-13 season in his most recent regular-season action.


76ers' Jason Richardson 'slowly progressing'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) 76ers shooting guard Jason Richardson said Tuesday he's "slowly progressing" and that he hopes to advance to 5-on-0 drills next week and to scrimmaging by the end of the month, the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

"I've been doing some court work and running," Richardson said. "Slowly progressing, getting off the treadmill, doing more sprints and court work."

Richardson missed last season due to knee surgery and suffered a stress fracture in his foot before this season. He averaged 10.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting in 33 games during the 2012-13 season in his most recent regular-season action.


76ers Jason Richardson hopes to be back in January


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2014) Philadelphia guard Jason Richardson is hoping to be back on the court in January, according to Yahoo!

Richardson has missed nearly two years due to various injuries. He last played in January of 2013. Since then, Richardson has dealt with ankle and knee issues. He underwent surgery on his knee last February. In October, it was revealed that Richardson was dealing with a stress fracture in his foot. He's been able to work his way back from the injury, and was cleared in practice in mid-December. 

Richardson is just glad things are back on his own terms again. "My thing is to always walk away on my own terms," Richardson said. "I understand that things happen. Me having this knee injury, fading away like that is not the way I wanted to go out. Retirement is three or four years away from now."


Jason Richardson cleared for basketball-related activities


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) 76ers guard Jason Richardson, who's recovering from a stress fracture in his foot, has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities, reports CSNPhilly.com. Richardson, 33, hopes to return by the All-Star break at the latest.

"I'm just trying to do whatever I can," he said. "I just want to get back on the floor."


76ers' Jason Richardson has 'no doubt' he'll play this season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) 76ers guard Jason Richardson said Wednesday that he has "no doubt" he'll play this season, The Intelligencer reports.

Richardson added he'll "definitely be back before the All-Star break or January or maybe even before this year is over with. I'll see how my body takes all this training and getting ready for it."

Richardson missed last season while recovering from knee surgery, and in October coach Brett Brown said the guard is dealing with a stress fracture in his foot. Richardson said both injuries are improving, though he has yet to increase his on-court work or get into game shape.


76ers rule Richardson, Embiid, Grant inactive to start season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) The 76ers released its official roster for the start of the regular season, which included guard Jason Richardson (knee, foot), center Joel Embiid (back) and Jerami Grant (ankle) all on the inactive list, the Bucks County Courier Times reports. All three players are expected to sit out the opener.

76ers' Jason Richardson has stress fracture in foot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2014) 76ers coach Brett Brown said Saturday that shooting guard Jason Richardson is dealing with a stress fracture in his right foot, the Bucks County Courier Times reports. Richardson has been out since January 2013 while recovering from knee surgery, and the team was already apprehensive that he would see action this season.

No guarantee Jason Richardson plays for 76ers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The 76ers are probably going to keep veteran guard Jason Richardson and his $6.6 million contract for the upcoming season, but there is no guarantee he will see the floor.

"I think it's going to be a challenge," coach Brett Brown told the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday. "But I really don't know. I just feel like he's been out of it for a while, and it's going to be a really difficult task."

Richardson has not played since January 2013 due to a knee injury, but the team wants to keep him around to help with a young locker room, Brown said. 


76ers' Jason Richardson may not play this season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) The 76ers have not revealed whether guard Jason Richardson will actually play this season, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday. The 33-year-old missed last season recovering from knee surgery. He is expected to be the highest-paid player entering this season.

"We'll see," general manager Sam Hinkie said. "He'll definitely have a role as a voice on our team. He was helpful in that last year. He wasn't able to contribute for us on the floor, but he contributed in lots of other ways."


Byron Mullens opts out, Jason Richardson opts in for 2014-15


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie announced some housekeeping notes Friday following the draft, noting that guard Jason Richardson picked up his player option for 2014-15 season, while center Byron Mullens did not.

Richardson did not appear in a game for the 76ers last season, while recovering from a knee injury. Mullens appeared in 18 games with the 76ers following a late trade, averaging 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game. 


Jason Richardson expected to opt into final year of deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) 76ers guard Jason Richardson is expected to opt into the final year of his contract, the Los Angeles Times reports. Richardson, who did not play last year because of a knee injury, is expected to make $6.6 million next season.

Jason Richardson suffers setback in knee rehab


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) 76ers guard Jason Richardson told the Delaware County Daily Times on Saturday that he experienced some swelling in his surgically-repaired left knee, which may hurt his chances to return this season.

"Yeah, I had some setbacks. I don't know," Richardson said. "Like I told (Sixers' head coach 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. That's my motivation. If it doesn't happen, (my goal is) get ready for next year."

Jason Richardsonunlikely to play this season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) 76ers head coach Brett Brown told the Delaware County Daily Times on Friday guard Jason Richardson is not expected to play a game this season. Richardson underwent a procedure to repair the meniscus in February of 2013. No timetable has been established for his return.