Atlanta Hawks to sign Jason Richardson to non-guaranteed deal

Saturday August 15th, 2015

The Atlanta Hawks will sign guard Jason Richardson to a non-guaranteed deal Monday, reports Yahoo's Marc J. Spears. 

Richardson has been in the league for 14 years, most recently with the Philadelphia 76ers. Last season, Richardson played in 15 games and averaged 9.1 points per game after returning from left knee surgery. 

In the past three seasons, he has played in only 48 games. 

The Hawks are looking for help on the wing after losing shooting guard DeMarre Carroll to the Raptors in free agency.

Atlanta acquired Tim Hardaway Jr. from the Knicks and signed Justin Holiday this off-season. Shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha is also expected to be back from his broken leg injury

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Richardson, a two-time slam dunk champion, is far removed from his days as a 20-point scorer. He did show value as a role player across five seasons in Phoenix and Orlando before his injury-plagued stint with the Sixers. 

- Rohan Nadkarni

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