Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 23 Days

Richardson (foot) is aiming to return to the court at some point in January, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Richardson has missed nearly two years, last playing in an NBA game on January 18, 2013. He underwent knee surgery last February and said Thursday that he's two or three weeks away from returning to practice. At present, he's limited to running on a treadmill and doing light shooting drills. Richardson holds career averages of 17.5 points and 5.0 rebounds but it remains to be seen whether he'll hold a meaningful role with the Sixers, who have turned to a youth movement while angling for draft position.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 3 Months

Richardson has a stress fracture in his right foot, the Bucks County Courier Times' Tom Moore reports.

He was also rehabbing from left knee surgery, so it's conceivable that he won't see the court much, if at all, this season.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 3 Months

Richardson's role with the Sixers for the 2014-2015 season should be confirmed soon. Coach Brett Brown stated, "Soon we're going to know what's going to happen with his playing days," Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports.

The 33-year old Richardson didn't play last season after he was recovering from knee surgery. At this point, we can be certain he won't be starting like he did in 827 of his 838 career games. With that in mind, coach Brett Brown said he wants to keep Richardson on the team, but Brown still isn't sure whether he wants Richardson to be a player or mentor.

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Richardson (knee) will be given an opportunity to make the final roster, but is more likely to be bought out of his contract, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The report comes following an interview with 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie.

Richardson missed all of the 2013-14 season after suffering a series of setbacks in his recovery from left knee surgery. In fact, Richardson last played an NBA game in January of 2013. The 76ers will need to cut several players to get down to a 15-man roster after they acquired four incoming rookies in June's draft, as well as Alexey Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute in the two-for-one Thaddeus Young trade. Fantasy owners should prefer that Richardson be bought out, because that would add some amount of clarity to the 76ers depth chart. If Richardson makes the final cut, it would add confusion to the valuations of Shved, KJ McDaniels, and Hollis Thompson.

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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.

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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.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 11 Months

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.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 11 Months

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.

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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.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 12 Months

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.