Although Jason Richardson seemed unlikely to be wearing a Sixers uniform during the 2015-16 NBA season, the veteran shooting guard is officially moving on with another team.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo!, Richardson will be heading to training camp with the Atlanta Hawks, and hoping to make his sixth different NBA team on a non-guaranteed pact.
Correction: Jason Richardson will be signing his non-guaranteed deal with the Hawks on Monday, a source told Yahoo Sports.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 15, 2015
It's worth noting that former Sixers broadcaster Malik Rose just joined the Hawks front office, so I imagine he played a large role in bringing Richardson to Atlanta.
Richardson joined the Sixers in the summer of 2012 as a part of the Andrew Bynum trade, and was expected to be a contributing factor on a playoff team. He played just 33 games in the 2012-13 season before being forced to undergo knee surgery, and then proceeded to miss the following season with a stress fracture in his foot.
But the Saginaw, Michigan native continued to battle through rehab, and returned to game action on February 18 after not playing for over two years.
He ended up playing 19 games during his final season in Philadelphia, and started 15 of those, averaging 9.1 points on 34.8% shooting from the floor.
By all accounts, Richardson was a great guy to have in the locker room, and his willingness to return from two tough injuries to continue to play in the NBA shows the kind of guy he is. Hopefully he has enough left in the tank to make the Hawks roster.