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August 16, 2012 | By John Mitchell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While 24-year-old Andrew Bynum wore sweatpants and a T-shirt during his introduction as a 76er on Wednesday at the National Constitution Center, 11-year veteran Jason Richardson struck a stark contrast. The fifth overall pick in the 2001 draft, Richardson looked the part of a 31-year-old, nattily attired in a dark blue sports coat, sans tie, and slacks. Richardson made it known that he intends to be anything but a throw-in player as part of the 12-player, four-team trade that brought Bynum and him to the Sixers last week.
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January 20, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Richardson was in the starting lineup for the 76ers Friday against the Toronto Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center a day after getting his left knee drained. Richardson, who turns 32 on Sunday, has missed four games with a left ankle sprain and another with a lower-back strain. "It's been very rough on me," Richardson said following Friday morning's shootaround. "I am the kind of guy who prides himself on his health, playing through injuries, but this is basketball. " Richardson said this was the first time he ever had his knee drained.
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February 7, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday night that 76ers guard Jason Richardson would have surgery on his ailing left knee next week and miss the rest of the season. The team disputed the report. "No decision has been made at this time on surgery," said a Sixers spokesman, who said Richardson would see team doctors Thursday. Richardson missed his seventh game Wednesday with inflammation in his knee. He saw a specialist in New York that day. An 11-year veteran, Richardson averaged 10.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 33 games this season.
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October 29, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not long after acquiring shooting guard Jason Richardson in the trade for Andrew Bynum, 76ers coach Doug Collins did a little bit of a background check on the 11-year veteran. Collins places high value on a player's character, so he turned to someone in the league, someone who knows Richardson well, and asked him what he thought of Richardson. That person was 17-year veteran Grant Hill, a former teammate of Richardson's when they played together in Phoenix. "Grant is one of the best people I know, in basketball and anywhere else," Collins said of Hill, a former college teammate of his son, Duke associate head coach Chris Collins.
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December 24, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MIAMI - There hasn't been a whole lot of problems for Brett Brown lately when it comes to substituting during games. Last night against the Miami Heat, Brown had only eight players available, as Furkan Aldemir (plantar fasciitis), Hollis Thompson (upper-respiratory infection) and Tony Wroten (knee sprain) were sidelined. Joel Embiid, Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Richardson hold three roster spots, and it doesn't appear as if Embiid or Kirilenko will be joining the roster anytime soon.
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December 23, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - 76ers coach Brett Brown was asked Sunday when his team will fill out its roster. "I think in the next few days," he said. Brown gave the impression whoever that player is, he will be a welcome addition. The Sixers have 14 players, one fewer than the limit for NBA rosters. The coach said general manager Sam Hinkie will pick the addition to the roster. A team source said that former Sixer Malcolm Thomas is among the candidates. The power forward was waived on Nov. 10. At the time, he had to have knee surgery that sidelined him four weeks.
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November 12, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Zydrunas Ilgauskas' two big defensive plays probably didn't impress 100 million Chinese watching on TV. LeBron James, though, was blown away. Ilgauskas, Cleveland's 7-3 center, scored 14 points, added 12 rebounds and drew two offensive fouls as the Cavaliers clamped down defensively on visiting Memphis in last night's 89-70. "I can't remember the last time he took two charges in an entire season," James, who added 16 points, said of the lengthy Lithuanian. The game was telecast live in China, where James visited last summer and where his new sneaker line will be launched.
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January 16, 2015 | BY JOHN MATISZ, For the Daily News
TORONTO - Jason Richardson is literally counting down the days. The veteran of 838 regular-season games has been keeping track of exactly how long it's been since he competed in the NBA. Sunday marks 2 full years of sitting on the bench nursing ankle and knee injuries. "It's the longest in my life I've gone without basketball," a relaxed Richardson told reporters prior to tipoff last night. Back sprinting, with his surgically repaired knee "responding well," Richardson is eyeing a February return to the Sixers.
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December 24, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MIAMI - There hasn't been a whole lot of problems for Brett Brown lately when it comes to substituting during games. Last night against the Miami Heat, Brown had only eight players available, as Furkan Aldemir (plantar fasciitis), Hollis Thompson (upper-respiratory infection) and Tony Wroten (knee sprain) were sidelined. Joel Embiid, Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Richardson hold three roster spots, and it doesn't appear as if Embiid or Kirilenko will be joining the roster anytime soon.
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December 23, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - 76ers coach Brett Brown was asked Sunday when his team will fill out its roster. "I think in the next few days," he said. Brown gave the impression whoever that player is, he will be a welcome addition. The Sixers have 14 players, one fewer than the limit for NBA rosters. The coach said general manager Sam Hinkie will pick the addition to the roster. A team source said that former Sixer Malcolm Thomas is among the candidates. The power forward was waived on Nov. 10. At the time, he had to have knee surgery that sidelined him four weeks.
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December 3, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Furkan Aldemir is supposed to arrive in Philadelphia within a week, according to several reports. The Turkish power forward announced via Facebook on Nov. 24 that he was headed to the NBA, where the 76ers hold his rights. At the time, the 6-foot-9, 230-pounder had his contract with Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketball League terminated after the franchise failed to pay his salary for five months. Then there were reports that Aldemir was willing to stay with Galatasaray if the team was able to pay his salary by Monday.
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November 21, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Phoenix visits the 76ers on Friday, there will be plenty of bulletin board material for the home team, thanks to Suns guard Eric Bledsoe. A former player at Kentucky, Bledsoe was asked on SiriusXM Radio which team he would take in a series between his alma mater and the Sixers. "I'm definitely taking Kentucky. . . . I think Philly will probably get maybe one game," Bledsoe said. Sixers veteran Jason Richardson, who has not played since January 2013 because of knee and foot injuries, laughed when he heard those comments.
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October 29, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
DETROIT - It is the part of coaching that coaches hate most: Cut day. It will be coming by Monday for the Sixers, and head man Brett Brown is no different in his ill feelings. It is a little different with this group, however, in that after a select few there really aren't many players who are going to make a difference on the team this season or in the future. Brown and general manager Sam Hinkie often talk of "finding keepers," but that just doesn't to seem to be the case with this group.
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October 25, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The 76ers now have tough decisions to make. Do they keep Casper Ware as the third point guard? Have Malcolm Lee and Chris Johnson shown enough to make the roster? And will Brandon Davies' status as a great locker-room guy outweigh his on-court limitations for the second straight season? The deadline to trim NBA rosters from 20 players to 15 is Monday at 5 p.m. Coach Brett Brown had said the Sixers would release players after their final preseason game.
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October 16, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MAYBE A shorter game is something 76ers fans would like to see. And perhaps it's not too far away. The NBA announced yesterday it will experiment with a 44-minute game this exhibition season when Boston visits Brooklyn on Sunday. One minute will be chopped from each quarter, and timeouts for each team will be reduced from 10 to eight, two per quarter. "At our recent coaches' meeting, we had a discussion about the length of our games, and it was suggested that we consider experimenting with a shorter format," said Rod Thorn, NBA president and former Sixers president.
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October 6, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Tony Wroten underwent a transformation over the offseason. And that might be a great thing for the 76ers. "I worked on everything you could think of," the reserve point guard said. His work included "being more of a leader, shooting, and just trying to be a perfectionist. " Fans will get their first glimpse of the new Wroten on Monday night. That's when the Sixers travel to Boston to face the Celtics in the preseason opener at TD Garden. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Wroten will start at point guard in place of Michael Carter-Williams.
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October 2, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
IF JASON RICHARDSON had not injured his knee during the 2012-13 NBA season, I likely would not be writing about him. Of all the players on the Sixers' roster when general manager Sam Hinkie was hired with the task of rebuilding this franchise, Richardson would have been near the top of the list of players to be shipped out of town. It wouldn't have been anything personal. Richardson is a high-character veteran who has performed with class and quality during his long career. Richardson, however, was the poster child for the thing Hinkie did not want to begin his tenure with - an aging veteran with big, guaranteed money who was going to be a part of rebuilding, but still had enough game left to gum up the plan for tanking.
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