Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 2 Months

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.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 5 Months

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 6 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 6 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.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 7 Months

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 7 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.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 7 Months

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.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 8 Months

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

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 8 Months

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 Hollis Thompson will continue to get most of the minutes at shooting guard.

Jason Richardson SG/SF PHI 9 Months

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 get hurt.