Richardson started 33 games for the Sixers this season, averaging 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.21 steals across 28.4 minutes per game. He had 40 steals, but missed the past eight games with the injury before the team ultimately decided on the surgery.
Fantasy owners likely won't miss Richardson too much if he's forced to sit out. The veteran guard is averaging just 7.8 points on 38.0 percent shooting over his last nine games.
It looks like it's safe to get him back into lineups.
Richardson hit four 3-pointers and was 9 of 17 from the field. He had scored a total of 14 points in his previous two games.
Richardson missed four games previously with the same injury.
Richardson returned in strong fashion after missing four games.
Multiple reports on Thursday said Howard would go to the Lakers, ending months of talks between the Magic and numerous in trying to grant his request to leave Orlando. Philadelphia would get All-Star center Andrew Bynum from Los Angeles and Jason Richardson from Orlando, while Denver would get 76ers All-Star Andre Iguodala, playing for the U.S. men's basketball team Friday in the Olympics semifinals against Argentina.
The trade was part of the blockbuster Dwight Howard deal that sent 'Superman' to the Lakers.
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