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Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson told Yahoo Sports he expects to return to the court in late January after being sidelined for nearly two years. Richardson last played in game on Jan. 18, 2013, as a member of the Sixers before succumbing to knee and ankle problems. He had knee surgery last February. Yahoo! Sports

Richardson said he is two to three weeks from practicing and is currently running on the treadmill and doing light work on the floor, including shooting drills. "It will mean a lot to come back," Richardson said after the Sixers' practice on Wednesday. "I thought I was done playing. I really did. But seeing my son play AAU over the summertime, seeing his love for the game, it made me get the love back for the game. Yahoo! Sports

"My thing is to always walk away on my own terms. I understand that things happen. Me having this knee injury, fading away like that is not the way I wanted to go out. Retirement is three or four years away from now." Yahoo! Sports

December 1, 2014 Updates

Jason Richardson is projected to return to the court right before the NBA All-Star Game in February. The Sixers guard hasn't played since he injured his left kneecap in January 2013. He suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in October while rehabilitating his left knee. "I'm the type of guy, I'm not settling for that," Richardson said of returning right before the All-Star Game. "In the worst case, it could be the end of this month. It just depends on how my body reacts, how my foot reacts, how my knee reacts. It's a waiting game." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Richardson, a 14-year pro, said he'll “definitely be back before the all-star break or January or maybe even before this year is over with. I'll see how my body takes all this training and getting ready for it.” Richardson said he's making progress with the right foot and left knee, though he has to ramp up his on-court work and get into game shape/drop a few pounds after months of shooting standstill jumpers and being in a walking boot. The Intelligencer

Devin Kharpertian: Only four players were suspended for domestic violence or abuse charges in the David Stern era, for a combined 14 games. The four: Jared Sullinger (1 game, though charges were dropped), then-Ron Artest (7 games), Jason Richardson, Glenn Robinson (3 games). Twitter @uuords

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Tom Moore: #NBA releases official rosters. Johnson, Davies and Sampson make it. Embiid, J-Rich and J Grant on inactive list. #Sixers Twitter @tmoore76ers

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"Here, you have some pretty good players for sure," Turner said. "Most of the guys in Philly are young, young, young, young dudes, unfortunately. Sometimes, we're a step ahead from that aspect in terms of the leadership here. Their leaders over there are MCW [Michael Carter-Williams] and Jason Richardson, who's not really around the team, 'cause he's hurt right now. It's way different." NBA.com

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