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Jason Richardson - SG/SF, 6'6, 225
Retired - Retired in December 2015
       Date of birth: 01/20/1981
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 5th pick, 2001
     Out of: Michigan State
  NBA Experience: 14 years
  Hand: Right

2001 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 5th overall by Golden State.
24th August, 2001 NBA Signed four year, $11,356,098 rookie scale contract with Golden State. Included team option for 2004/05.
17th October, 2003 NBA Golden State exercised 2004/05 team option.
1st November, 2004 NBA Signed a six year, $70 million extension with Golden State.
2007 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Golden State, along with the draft righs to Jermareo Davidson (#36), to Charlotte in exchange for the draft rights to Brandan Wright (#8).
10th December, 2008 NBA Traded by Charlotte, along with Jared Dudley and a 2010 second round pick (#46, Gani Lawal) to Phoenix in exchange for Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and Sean Singletary.
18th December, 2010 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Phoenix to Orlando, along with Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark, in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round pick (#23, Nikola Mirotic) and cash from Orlando.
14th December, 2011 NBA Re-signed by Orlando to a four year, $24 million contract. Included player option for 2014/15.
10th August, 2012 NBA As a part of a four team deal, traded by Orlando to Philadelphia, along with Dwight Howard, Chris Duhon and Earl Clark to L.A. Lakers, in exchange for Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, a 2013 second round pick (#51, Romero Osby) and a 2014 first round pick (#12, Dario Saric) from Denver, Mo Harkless, Nikola Vucevic and a protected future first round pick (#5, 2017, De'Aaron Fox) from Philadelphia, and Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga and a future first round pick (converted to two second round picks; 2017, #33, Wesley Iwundu; 2018) from L.A. Lakers.
10th June, 2014 NBA Exercised 2014/15 player option.
18th August, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
25th September, 2015 NBA Waived by Atlanta.
When: Where:
1999 - 2001 Michigan State (NCAA)
June 2001 - June 2007 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
June 2007 - December 2008 Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
December 2008 - December 2010 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
December 2010 - August 2012 Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2012 - June 2015 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
August 2015 - September 2015 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
From blog:

   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork

[...] The choice of Jackson over the other candidates was deliberate, and only slightly motivated by cost. Andre Iguodala is better at small forward, ball dominant, not nearly as good of a shooter as he thinks he is, and not nearly the calibre of half-court creator he so desperately wants to be.26 A backcourt of Derrick Rose and Monta Ellis cannot stop anybody, and while it would thrive in the open court, it effectively mitigates itself in the half court. J.R. Smith can't be trusted, and was once traded by the Bulls for Adrian Griffin and Aaron Gray, which is no endorsement at all. Anthony Parker is no longer starting calibre. Michael Heisley has seemingly made the cost of acquiring O.J. Mayo unnecessarily prohibitive, particularly for one so average. Jason Richardson no longer wants to dribble, defend, or do anything much to get open without the ball. Vince Carter is emphatically done. Denver should (or ought) match a full MLE deal to Arron Afflalo. Courtney Lee won't come for anything less than Omer Asik, which is not a deal worth making. The Daniel Gibson, Jamal Crawford and Leandro Barbosa-types would be most useful, but only as hard-to-acquire backups. And Richard Hamilton is.......well, no.

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   All-Star memories: Michael Jordan’s last hurrah

The All-Star weekend of 2003 featured one of the better slam dunk contests ever. Save for a tame effort by Richard Jefferson — in which he managed the rare feat of doing an elbow dunk that didn’t involve use of an elbow — it was a high caliber affair that culminated in a showdown between 2001 champion Desmond Mason and 2002 champion Jason Richardson, both pushing the other to produce their A-games, crescendoing beautifully with J-Rich’s final clincher:

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   Unexpected winning is fine, but long-term planning matters most

Philadelphia's utter determination to cut salary and start again has been well documented, and they make no apologies for it. In acquiring Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams in this year's draft, they theoretically landed two big pieces for this future, yet they still required a great deal more help and positioned themselves to go backwards in order to get where they'd ultimately like to be -- contention. The 76ers entered this season with only two players born before 1988 (Jason Richardson and Kwame Brown), neither of which they want.

[...] The fact that the injured and ineffective Jason Richardson is not tradeable, due to his committed salary for next season, perhaps makes the desire or perceived need to trade Young slightly stronger. Young is signed for two more seasons at more than $9 million per -- if Richardson's contract is a problem, dealing Young's might be the solution, as he is an asset rather than the burden of J-Rich. Dealing Young might not be the best move forward for the franchise, as he is a quality player who will not be easy to replace, and the acquisition of quality players is always to be prioritized.

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