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Jason Richardson

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Selected by Golden State with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. Re-signed with the Warriors on 4/11/01. Traded by Golden State along with the rights to Jermareo Davidson to Charlotte for the rights to Brandan Wright on 6/28/07. Traded by Charlotte along with Jared Dudley and a future second round pick to Phoenix in exchange for Boris Diaw, Raja Bell and Sean Singletary on 12/10/08. Traded by Phoenix to Orlando along with Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark in exchange for Vince Carter, Mickael Peitrus, Marcin Gortat and a future first round pick on 12/18/10. Re-signed with Orlando on 12/10/11. Acquired by Philadelphia from the Magic as part of a four-team trade on 8/10/12 in which the Sixers also received Andrew Bynum from the L.A. Lakers; Sixers traded Maurice Harkless, Nik Vucevic and a protected first round pick to Orlando; Magic traded Dwight Howard, Chris Duhon and Earl Clark to the Lakers in exchange for Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga and a future first round pick; Sixers traded Andre Iguodala to Denver; Nuggets traded Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington and a future first round pick to Orlando.

2012-13 NOTES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 33 games (all starts), averaged 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.21 steals in 28.4 minutes per game while shooting 40.2% from the floor, 34.1% from 3-point range and 60.6% from the line.
  • Missed four games with a left ankle sprain (11/5-11/10/12), one game with a low back strain (12/26/12) and the final 42 games of the season (beginning on 1/1/13) with left knee synovitis/surgery, underwent surgery on his left knee on 2/19/13. Also recorded two DNP-CD's.
  • Entering 2012-13, appeared in 805 of a possible 886 games for his career (90.9%).
  • Over his final 21 games played this past season, averaged 9.0 points on 37.6% shooting.
  • Hit at least 2 3-pointers 18 times this past season, including 3+ 3FGM seven times and 4+ twice. Hit 2+ 3FGM in 10 straight games from 11/12-11/30/12.
  • Had 40 steals with just 26 turnovers this past season (1.54 steal-to-turnover ratio). Over the past three seasons, has 186 steals with 181 turnovers.
  • Had 57 3FGM in 33 games played this season, snapping an eight-season streak of having 100+ 3FGM. Hit a career-high 243 3FGM in 2007-08, which is the fifth-most by any player in a single season.
  • Dating back to 2004-05, has the second-most 3FGM (1,295) of any player, trailing only Ray Allen (1,580).
  • From 2007-08 through 2012-13, shooting 39.0% (877-2247 3FGs) from 3-point range after shooting 35.0% his first six seasons.
  • Averaged double-digits in scoring in all 12 of his seasons, including 20+ three times (2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08).
  • Averaging just 1.2 turnovers (368 total, 318 GP) over the past five seasons after averaging 2.2 tpg his first seven seasons.
  • Was the NBA Slam Dunk champion in 2002 and 2003, joining Michael Jordan and Nate Robinson as the only players to win in back-to-back years.

  • PRO CAREER:

    Twelve NBA seasons: In 838 games with 827 starts, averaging 17.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.17 steals in 34.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.0% from the floor, 37.1% from 3-point range and 70.7% from the line. Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (3/9/08 and 3/30/08) and Western Conference Player of the Week once (3/20/05). Made the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2001-02 and was MVP of the Rookie Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2002. NBA Slam Dunk champion in 2002 and 2003, joining Michael Jordan as the only players to win in back-to-back years.


    PLAYOFFS:

    In 37 games (all starts), averaging 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.08 steals in 34.1 minutes per game while shooting 46.5% from the floor, 40.4% from 3-point range and 72.4% from the line. 2007: Started all 11 games for Golden State during its run to the Western Conference Semifinals, averaging 19.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.27 steals in 38.9 minutes per game while shooting 47.6% from the floor, 35.4% from 3-point range and 70.4% from the line. Helped #8 seeded Warriors upset #1 seeded Dallas in the First Round. 2010: Started all 16 games for Phoenix during its run to the Western Conference Finals, averaging 19.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.06 steals in 33.3 minutes per game while shooting 50.2% from the floor, 47.5% from 3-point range and 75.9% from the line. 2011: Started all five games of Orlando's First Round series vs. Atlanta, averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 30.6 minutes per game while shooting 33.3% from the floor, 32.0% from 3-point range and 8-of-8 from the line. 2012: Started all five games of Orlando's First Round series vs. Indiana, averaging 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.20 steals in 29.6 minutes per game while shooting 39.6% from the floor, 37.0% from 3-point range and 41.7% from the line.


    2011-12:
    Eleventh NBA season (Orlando): In 54 games (all starts), averaged 11.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.98 steals in 29.5 minutes per game while shooting 40.8% from the floor, 36.8% from 3-point range and 59.4% from the line. Missed a total of 12 games: 3 games with a bone bruise on his left knee (1/16-1/18/12), 2 games for rest (1/30-2/1/12), 3 games due to chest pain (2/19-2/22/12), 3 games due to a sprained left ankle (3/11-3/14/12) and recorded a DNP-CD on the final game of the season (4/26/12). Scored 20+ points five times, including a season-high 31 points at Milwaukee on 2/11/12. Hit a career-high 9 3-pointers in that game and hit 3+ 3FGM 15 times.


    2010-11:
    Tenth NBA season (Phoenix, Orlando): In 80 games (all starts), averaged 15.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.16 steals in 33.9 minutes per game while shooting 44.7% from the floor, 39.5% from 3-point range and 73.0% from the line. In 25 games for the Suns, averaged 19.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.08 steals in 3.18 minutes per game. In 55 games for the Magic, averaged 13.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.20 steals in 34.9 minutes per game. Ranked second in the NBA in 3-pointers made. Scored 20+ points 23 times, including 30+ four times, including a season-high 39 point at Denver on 11/28/10. Converted the game-tying alley-oop layup as time expired vs. Memphis on 11/5/10. Hit the game-tying four-point play with 17 seconds left to force overtime vs. Philadelphia on 1/19/11. Hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to force overtime at New York on 3/28/11. Served a one-game league suspension at Atlanta on 4/24/11 after being ejected from an altercation against the Hawks on 4/22/11. Missed just one other game (4/6/11) for rest.


    2009-2010:
    Ninth NBA season (Phoenix):In 79 games with 76 starts, averaged 15.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.5 minutes per game while shooting 47.4% from the floor, 39.3% from 3-point range and 73.9% from the line. Scored 20+ points 30 times and 30+ twice. Hit the game-winning shot with 0.7 seconds left vs. Oklahoma City on 2/23/10. Missed two games due to an NBA suspension from 10/28-10/30/09 and one game with a sprained right hand on 12/17/09.


    2008-2009:
    Eighth NBA season (Charlotte, Phoenix): In 72 games with 71 starts, averaged 16.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.06 steals in 33.5 minutes per game while shooting 47.7% from the floor, 39.7% from 3-point range and 76.9% from the line: In 14 games for the Bobcats, averaged 18.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.00 steals in 35.1 minutes per game. In 58 games with the Suns, averaged 16.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.07 steals in 33.1 minutes per game.


    2007-2008:
    Seventh NBA season (Charlotte): Started all 82 games, averaging 21.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.41 steals in 38.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.1% from the floor, 40.6% from 3-point range and 75.2% from the line. Tied for 12th in the NBA in scoring and led the league in 3-pointers made (243; fourth-most in a single season in NBA history). Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (3/9/08, 3/30/08).


    2006-2007: Sixth NBA season (Golden State): In 51 games with 49 starts, averaged 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.06 steals in 32.8 minutes per game while shooting 41.7% form the floor, 36.5% from 3-point range and 65.7% from the line.


    2005-2006: Fifth NBA season (Golden State): In 75 games (all starts), averaged 23.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.29 steals in 38.9 minutes per game while shooting 44.6% from the floor, 38.4% from 3-point range and 67.3% from the line. Ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring. Scored a career-high 44 points at Miami on 3/10/06.


    2004-2005:
    Fourth NBA season (Golden State): In 72 games (all starts), averaged 21.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.46 steals in 37.8 minutes per game while shooting 44.6% from the floor, 33.8% from 3-point range and 69.3% from the line. Named Western Conference Player of the Week on 3/20/05.


    2003-2004:
    Third NBA season (Golden State): In 78 games (all starts), averaged 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.10 steals in 37.6 minutes per game while shooting 43.8% from the floor, 28.2% from 3-point range and 68.4% from the line.


    2002-2003:
    Second NBA season (Golden State): Started all 82 games, averaging 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.10 steals in 32.9 minutes per game while shooting 41.0% from the floor, 36.8% from 3-point range and 76.4% from the line. Won the NBA Slam Dunk championship held during All-Star Weekend.


    2001-2002:
    Rookie NBA season (Golden State): In 80 games with 75 starts, averaged 14.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.33 steals in 32.9 minutes per game while shooting 42.6% from the floor, 33.3% from 3-point range and 67.1% from the line. Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Won the NBA Slam Dunk championship held during All-Star Weekend and was named MVP of the Rookie Challenge.


    COLLEGE CAREER:

    Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Michigan State. Helped the Spartans win the 2000 NCAA National Championship as a freshman and to the NCAA Final Four in 2001. As a sophomore, was named Second Team All-American by the Associated Press, USBWA, ESPN.com, The Sporting News and Basketball Times.


    OFF THE COURT:

    Son of Elaine Richardson-Cook. Has a daughter, Jaela, and two sons, Jason II and Jaxson. Has three brothers, Duane, Damond and Terrene and two sisters, Tiffany and Trameka. Nickname is "J-Rich". Was a stellar hockey player until the eighth grade when his feet outgrew his skates. Named Michigan's Mr. Basketball in 1998-99 after leading Saginaw Arthur Hill to a berth in Michigan's Class A title game. Averaged 25.3 points and 12.8 rebounds as a senior and was named a McDonald's All-American.

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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: January 20, 1981
From: Michigan State University
Draft: 1st Round (5th pick) 2001 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 13
Previous Teams:
  Philadelphia 76ers 2012 - 2013
  Orlando Magic 2011 - 2012
  Phoenix Suns 2010 - 2010
  Orlando Magic 2010 - 2010
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Prior to NBA/Country: Michigan State/USA

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