Jason Richardson brings veteran poise to 76ers

The onetime No. 5 overall pick in the 2001 draft, Richardson, acquired from Orlando along with Bynum as part of the four-team deal that also sent Andre Iguodala to Denver and Maurice Harkless, Nik Vucevic, and a protected first-round pick to Orlando, has been a secondary story to Bynum and his aching knees.

This, however, does not bother Richardson one bit.

“He can have all of that attention because I’ve had it before,” said Richardson, who along with Michael Jordan is one of just two players to win the NBA slam-dunk championship in back-to-back years. “I’ve been in the position being that guy, the floor leader and all of that stuff like that. That doesn’t bother me at all. I’m a veteran, and all I care about is winning games.”

– Reported by John N. Mitchell of theĀ Philadelphia Inquirer