Report: Hawks agree to non-guaranteed deal with veteran guard Jason Richardson
Jason Richardson played just 51 games over the past three seasons, and didn’t play at all in 2013-14 due to injuries. But the 13-year veteran is going to get a chance to make the Hawks’ roster out of training camp, reports Yahoo’s Marc Spears:
Veteran shooting guard Jason Richardson has signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Atlanta Hawks.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) August 15, 2015
Correction: Jason Richardson will be signing his non-guaranteed deal with the Hawks on Monday, a source told Yahoo Sports.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) August 15, 2015
Richardson, a career 37 percent three-point shooter, put together a solid career in Golden State, Charlotte, Phoenix and Orlando before being traded to the Sixers as part of the Andrew Bynum/Dwight Howard trade in 2012. He didn’t play much in Philadelphia, between his knee injuries and the team’s preference to give younger players minutes. But there’s no downside to giving him a training camp invite and seeing if he can help the Hawks. Richardson is 34 years old, has made over $100 million in his career and has battled serious injuries in recent years, so it’s good to see that he’s still motivated to make a team. He’d have every right to decide to hang it up, but he still feels he has something to prove.