Philadelphia 76ers Jason Richardson Set To Join Atlanta Hawks For 2016 NBA Playoffs At A $1.45-Million Deal
Philadelphia 76ers Jason Richardson is all set to sign a non-guaranteed contract with Altanta Hawks. How much is he going to earn? Read on for more details.
Alleged sources said shooting guard and small forward Jason Richardson paid a visit at the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
The 34-year-old veteran was expected to sign a deal that would pay him at least $1.45 million veterans minimum. He would try to be a part of Hawks’ team roster through training camp, ESPN.com reported.
Richardson made an impressive performance in the previous season. He was able to average 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in just 22 minutes every game, Yahoo Sports reported.
Before transferring to Altanta Hawks, Richardson played for Philadelphia 76ers since August 2012. In January 2013, he had had two major surgeries, leading to his absence for two years. He suffered from a cartilage tear with a size of a quarter that month.
Richardson underwent a DeNovo NT Graft surgery in February 2013, so that a cartilage would be implanted into the hole of his kneecap. In March 2014, he had to do microfracture operation on the same knee, Philly.com reported.
But during his recuperation, Richardson’s right foot suffered from a stress rupture. Nevertheless, he was able to recover from it.
Because of the injury, Richardson needed to skip the whole 2013-14 season. He went back to play in February.
“I didn’t think I was going to play basketball ever gain,” Richardson said.
Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown admired Richardson’s dedication as a basketball player. He saw his player working hard in order to play again.
“For him to find whatever motivation he had to work as hard as he did to redeliver himself to the NBA stage is beyond amazing to me,” the basketball coach said.
Once the deal with Altanta Hawks is done, Jason Richardson would play with his new team in the upcoming NBA Finals 2016.
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