Per Chris Vito of the Delaware County Daily Times, it appears that Jason Richardson may never take the floor for the Sixers this season.
Richardson had the following to say:
“Yeah, I had some setbacks. I don’t know,” Richardson said Saturday, before the Sixers hosted the Utah Jazz. “Like I told (Sixers coach Brett Brown) when we talked a month ago, if it’s 10 or 15 or two games, I want to come back. That’s my goal. That’s my motivation. If it doesn’t happen, (my goal is) get ready for next year.”
“It’s just part of the rehab,” Richardson said. “I’m trying to get back as quickly as I can, at least a couple games for my own confidence. Then I can go into the offseason thinking about what I have to do for next season.”
Vito also notes that Brett Brown had a “gut” feeling that Richardson wouldn’t take the floor this season.
Not that this means anything, but it would have been nice to see Richardson take the floor. His career has been on such a downward spiral that anything out of him is something positive. Old guys and knee injuries just do not mix in the NBA and this is another prime example of this.