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Jason Richardson to sign with Hawks, per report

The veteran swingman is expected to sign with the Hawks Monday

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The Atlanta Hawks will sign veteran guard/forward Jason Richardson to a non-guaranteed deal with the Hawks on Monday, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

Richardson spent 19 games with the Sixers last season after not playing in 2013-14 because of a knee injury he suffered in January of 2013. He started 15 of his 19 games with the Sixers, averaging 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2 assists.

In his 13 NBA seasons, Richardson has played for five teams, and has averaged 17.1 points (including a 37% clip from three-point distance), 5.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. Richardson will be turning 35 on October 31. He was drafted back in 2001 out of Michigan State, selected 5th overall by the Golden State Warriors.

Richardson is perhaps best known for his dunking ability early on in his career, when he won the 2002 and 2003 dunk contests. Although he is not capable of similar feats today, he brings veteran leadership lost in the retirement of Elton Brand, and should be another body off the bench should he make the regular season roster.