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Jason Richardson
Jason Richardson
Position: G
Born: 01/20/81
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.

Jason Richardson open to re-signing with the Sixers

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Jason Richardson is open to re-signing with the 76ers this summer. The 34-year-old envisions himself in a similar role to the one he had this season. He would mentor his young teammates, be a positive influence and receive some playing time – maybe just not as the starting shooting guard. “I don’t have a problem coming back here,” said Richardson, whose contract expires in June. “I like every guy in this locker room, believe it or not. . . . And I love coach Brett [Brown]. He’s one of my favorite coaches of all time. So, yeah, I’m really open to [coming] back.”
via Philadelphia Inquirer
Richardson has played in 12 games, averaging 9.4 points as he attempts to resuscitate his career after being a forgotten man. And in the chaos that is Philadelphia basketball, coach Brett Brown immediately inserted Richardson in the starting lineup. “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?”
via Boston Globe
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Richardson doesn’t want this to be his final season. He wants to continue playing, but the next three weeks will be spent trying to convince teams that he has NBA game left and will only improve once his legs get stronger and he improves his conditioning. “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.”
via Boston Globe
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In the meantime, he can help extend his career while playing 15 or so minutes in a reserve role. Richardson would remain a Sixer if the choice was his. “I’m not that type of guy who is going to chase a championship,” he said. “Who knows what’s going to happen after this season. If I do go to a team that’s a championship contender, a title contender, I want it to mean something, not just [as] a bench player or a practice player. “I want to be out there getting meaningful minutes and playing.”
via Philadelphia Inquirer