The Los Angeles Times' Eric Pincus reports Sixers shooting guard Jason Richardson has opted into his $6.6 million player option for the 2014-15 season with the Sixers.
Richardson, 33, has not stepped foot on the court for the Sixers since January 18, 2013. If you're keeping track at home, that's almost four months to the day prior to Sam Hinkie getting hired by the 76ers. So basically it was either take this $6.6 million to play (or not) for a team that doesn't expect you to do anything except stay out of the way or you can leave it on the table and go elsewhere. No brainer.
The 33-year-old played in exactly 33 games for the Sixers in 2012-13 before going down with a knee injury. He was averaging 10.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 28.4 minutes per game while the Sixers were still holding out hope Andrew Bynum would see the court and they'd make another playoff run like the year prior. The Sixers acquired Richardson along with Bynum in the August 2012 deal that saw them trade Andre Iguodala, Nikola Vucevic and Maurice Harkless.
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