Jason Richardson appears to be making progress and getting closer to playing in a game for the Philadelphia 76ers this season.
According to CSNPhilly.com, the former Michigan State standout and NBA veteran has been cleared to take jump shots and thinks he can make his season debut in March.
“Hopefully the beginning of March, mid-March,” Richardson told CSNPhilly.com when asked when he wants to return. “That’s the timetable … it’s all how my knee responds to everything.”
Richardson, who had knee surgery a year ago, hasn’t played in a game for the 76ers since last January.
Here’s an update on other former Spartans in the pros.
ZACH RANDOLPH, Memphis Grizzlies
Last game: 25 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists in 110-96 loss to Dallas on Wednesday
Season stats: 17.5 points, 10.6 rebounds
ALAN ANDERSON, Brooklyn Nets
Last game: 22 points, 2 rebounds in 103-89 win over San Antonio on Thursday
Season stats: 8.2 points, 2.5 rebounds
DRAYMOND GREEN, Golden State Warriors
Last game: 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks in 102-87 win over Chicago on Thursday. (made second career start)
Season stats: 5.0 points, 4.4 rebounds
SHANNON BROWN, San Antonio Spurs
Last game: 5 points, 4 rebounds in 103-89 loss to Brooklyn
Season stats: 2.3 points, 1.8 rebounds in 4 games
KALIN LUCAS, Iowa Energy (NBA D-League)
Last game: 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in 114-106 win over Tulsa on Tuesday
Season stats: 15.6 points, 5.2 rebounds
CHRIS ALLEN, Iowa Energy (NBA D-League)
Last game: Was deactivated on Saturday. Last played on Jan. 26 for the Energy.
Season stats: 12.0 points, 2.2 assists
DERRICK NIX, VEF Riga (Latvia)
Last game: 15 points, 7 rebounds
Season stats: 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds
DURRELL SUMMERS, Ironi K-A (Israel)
Last game: 28 points, 8 rebounds on Jan. 28
Season stats: 19.6 points, 6.2 rebounds
BRANDON WOOD, Pallacanestro Triest (Italy)
Last game: 8 points, 1 rebound on Thursday
Season stats: 17.0 points, 5.7 rebounds
GORAN SUTON, Cedevita (Croatia)
Last game: 4 points, 4 rebounds on Saturday
Season stats: 7.1 points, 4.7 rebounds
ALOYSIUS ANAGONYE, Paris-Levallois (France)
Last game: 11 points, 3 rebounds on Tuesday
Season stats: 6.9 points, 3.9 rebounds
ERAZEM LORBEK, FCB Regal (Spain)
Last game: 11 points, 3 assists on Sunday
Season stats: 9.0 points, 3.1 rebounds
MARQUISE GRAY, Yokohama BC (Japan)
Last game: 16 points, 8 rebounds on Saturday
Season stats: 19.7 points, 11.6 rebounds
KORIE LUCIOUS, Rosa Radom (Poland)
Last game: 15 points, 4 rebounds on Saturday
Season stats: 12.4 points, 2.2 rebounds
LYKENDRA JOHNSON, AE Elinikou (Greece)
Last game: 18 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists on Jan. 25
Season stats: 16.7 points, 10.0 rebounds
JASMINE THOMAS, Hap.Petah Tivah (Israel)
Last game: 8 points, 5 rebounds on Monday
Season stats: 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds
KALISHA KEANE, Elitzur Netanya (Israel)
Last game: 10 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists on Monday
Season stats: 11.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists
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