Friday, August 23, 2013
By Joe Kaiser
The surgery on Jason Richardson's left knee that took place back in February was originally expected to keep him out 9-12 months, giving hope that J-Rich could return sometime prior to the All-Star break next season. Has that changed?
It might have. Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News reported in a story Thursday that Richardson "is most likely out for the season" following the major knee surgery, and went on to speculate on the different starting lineups the 76ers could use in his absence.
Richardson, who was limited to 33 games last season, is guaranteed $6.20 million in 2013-14 and has a $6.60 million player option in 2014-15 that he is very likely to accept. If what Cooney writes ends up being true, the 76ers' roster is composed in a way that would leave Evan Turner, newly acquired Tony Wroten and perhaps rookie Michael Carter-Williams as the only current options at shooting guard.