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September 24, 2015 05:00 PM
Hawks guard Jason Richardson to retire from NBA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guard Jason Richardson has decided to retire from the NBA, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports. 

Richardson inked a non-guaranteed deal with the Hawks last month due to the team's status as a contender, but after enduring some discomfort in his right knee over the past 4-to-5 days, an MRI revealed bone spurs in the knee.

Considering he sat out the 2013-14 season due to injury and logged 52 games combined in the past three campaigns, yet another ailment was seemingly setting up the 34-year-old guard for another injury-plagued season, if he made the Hawks' roster at all.

Known for his dunking prowess, Richardson will end his career No. 16 on the all-time three-pointers made list with 1,608, while providing 17.1 points (on 44 percent shooting), 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.9 threes, and 1.2 steals in 34 minutes per contest.

August 19, 2015 09:21 AM
Hawks agree to terms with guard Jason Richardson
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Hawks reached a contract agreement with guard Jason Richardson on Tuesday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not released.

Richardson averaged 9.1 points, 2.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 19 games for the 76ers last season. He has averaged 17.1 points in 14 seasons.

June 1, 2015 02:53 PM
76ers G Jason Richardson (knee) will not play Monday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Soreness in his knee will prevent 76ers guard Jason Richardson from playing in Monday's game against the Bucks, reports Philly.com.

Richardson has played in only 19 games this season because of a foot injury and knee issues. Guard Hollis Thompson will start in place of Richardson.

The 76ers are 3 1/2-point underdogs.

June 1, 2015 03:06 PM
76ers resting Jason Richardson on Saturday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Jason Richardson will not play for the 76ers in Saturday's game against the Hornets, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The 34-year-old Richardson is getting rested. He has played a total of six minutes in the last three games. 

The Sixers are seven-point underdogs on the road. 

June 1, 2015 03:09 PM
Sixers guard Jason Richardson to play Wednesday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

76ers guard Jason Richardson will play Wednesday after being expected to miss the next few days with knee soreness, reports the Philiadelphia Inquirer.

Richardson, who is averaging 8.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, has missed the last two games with the injury. The Sixers are currently 10 1/2-point underdogs.

June 1, 2015 03:12 PM
Knee soreness to sideline 76ers guard Jason Richardson
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

76ers guard Jason Richardson is dealing with soreness and swelling in his knee, which will keep him sidelined for the next few games, reports The Inquirer.

Richardson has only appeared in 15 games this season due to knee and foot injuries. He is averaging 8.6 points and 3.8 rebounds. Guard Hollis Thompson could see his minutes increase with Richardson out.

June 1, 2015 03:21 PM
76ers' Covington will start in place of Richardson (rest) on Tuesday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The 76ers will hold guard Jason Richardson out of Tuesday's contest at Sacramento to rest so he can play in Wednesday's game, reports the team's official website.

With Richardson out of the lineup, forward Robert Covington will start in his place. In 58 games, Covington is averaging 12.7 points and 4.6 rebounds.

The 76ers are 8 1/2-point underdogs.

June 1, 2015 03:25 PM
76ers guard Jason Richardson wants to play next season
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

76ers guard Jason Richardson is in his 13th NBA season and if it were up to him, he'd play at least one more season, reports the Boston Globe.

"It's been an amazing experience and I'm enjoying it," Richardson said. "I never lost the love [for the game] and that lets you know that I didn't play for a paycheck. I played to play basketball. If I would have never played in an NBA game, I would have played in a YMCA somewhere. Just being around the game so long and how hard I work, and I came over so many obstacles to make it here, why stop now?"

Richardson has been limited to 12 games this season after recovering from left knee surgery and a foot fracture and he said he wants to play as long as his body can hold up.

"It depends on the situation, what team wants me. How my knee holds up. God willing, maybe two or three more years," he 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. But I am having fun. It's great being back. I'm not what I once was, but I still think I can help a team. I've still got something left."

June 1, 2015 03:36 PM
Sixers guard Jason Richardson out for Friday's game
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

76ers guard Jason Richardson will not play in Friday's game against the Kings for rest, the team has announced. 

Richardson will not play on back-to-back games for Philadelphia and is expected to play Saturday. He is averaging 10.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in eight games this season.

June 1, 2015 03:46 PM
Jason Richardson to get a rest for 76ers on Saturday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Jason Richardson will sit out the 76ers game against the Hawks on Saturday. The Sixers are giving Richardson rest to deal with a left knee chondral lesion. 

It's the second game of a back-to-back, and Richardson missed all 10 of his shots in Friday's game. 

Richardson is averaging 11.6 points and 4.3 rebounds this season. 

The Sixers are 10-point underdogs at home. 

June 1, 2015 03:50 PM
76ers clear Jason Richardson (knee) to play Wednesday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 03:52 PM
Jason Richardson and Robert Covington out Monday for 76ers
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

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. 

June 1, 2015 03:58 PM
76ers' Jason Richardson scores team-high 16 vs. Bucks
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 03:58 PM
76ers' Jason Richardson returns to starting lineup Wednesday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 04:01 PM
76ers' Jason Richardson out for Monday's game against Heat
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

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."

June 1, 2015 04:04 PM
76ers' Jason Richardson: Playing Friday 'extra special'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 04:04 PM
76ers' Jason Richardson to start vs. Pacers Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 04:04 PM
76ers' Jason Richardson questionable for Pacers game
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 04:07 PM
Sixers' Jason Richardson participates in Wednesday's practice
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 04:08 PM
Report: 76ers' trade discussions 'picking up'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.