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Jason Richards
PG - 6'3, 210lbs - 36 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2010
  • Birthdate: 05/20/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2008
  • Pre-draft team: Davidson
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2nd July, 2008NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Miami.
26th October, 2008NBAWaived by Miami.
28th August, 2009PolandSigned a three week trial period with PGE Turow Zgorzelec. Included option to extend the contract for the remainder of the season.
22nd September, 2009PolandReleased by PGE Turow Zgorzelec.
5th November, 2009D-LeagueDrafted 60th overall in the 2009 D-League Draft by Utah Flash.
19th January, 2010D-LeagueWaived by Utah Flash.
Career Moves
2004 - 2008Davidson (NCAA)
July 2008 - October 2008Miami Heat (NBA)
August 2009 - September 2009Turow Zgorzelec (Poland)
November 2009 - January 2010Utah Flash (D-League)
Articles about Jason Richards

March 19, 2013

Jason Richards - Into his third season as a graduate student manager at Pittsburgh.

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April 19, 2011

Jason Richards - After further knee setbacks, Richards was forced to retire from professional basketball. He has worked this season with the Pittsburgh men's team as an assistant video co-ordinator and graduate assistant.

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April 16, 2010

- Jason Richards

Davidson guard Richards's first professional season was a washout. He joined the Miami Heat for training camp, but blew his knee out in practice and missed the entire year. In doing so, his contract became guaranteed. While there are no rules against a team releasing an injured players, players with unguaranteed contracts are paid by the team until they are healthy; because Richards missed the whole year, the Heat had to pay his whole year's salary. This is the risk teams take when they sign players for training camp, and Richards's unwanted presence of $442,114 on their cap figure actually put the Heat into tax territory, which is why they had to salary dump Shaun Livingston. Tough break.

This year, Richards started in Poland on a tryout with Turow, but failed to make the team. He was then acquired by the Utah Flash in November, but did not play a great deal. Richards averaged only 2.9 points and 2.3 assists in 17 minutes of 18 games in two months with the team, scoring in double figures only once. He was then released by the team due to injury in late January and has not played since. It's not uncommon for torn ACL's to take the best part of two years to heal, and Richards looks to still be suffering from his 18 months on.

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