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Jason Richardson to have surgery, out for year

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Jason Richardson will have surgery on his left knee and will miss the remainder of the year.

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As first reported by Yahoo Sports, 76ers guard Jason Richardson will have surgery on his injured left knee and will miss the remainder of the year.

Richardson, who last played January 18th, met with a physician today in New York. Richardson has been seeking multiple opinions on his knee over the past 2 weeks.

The other main piece of the Andrew Bynum deal, Richardson started 33 games for the Sixers, posting averages of 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in just over 28 minutes per game. With the injury, Nick Young should continue to start and Dorell Wright could start seeing more time, both on the perimeter and at the power forward position in small lineups.

The recovery time for the surgery is 6-9 months, which could put the start of next season in jeopardy for Richardson. Richardson has two years remaining on his contract, paying him roughly a combined $12.5 through the 2014-2015 season.