The Philadelphia 76ers have struck out with the Andrew Bynum trade thus far.
And while Bynum hasn't played yet this season, another player they acquired in the trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers will miss the rest of the season. Jason Richardson will have surgery on his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.
The recovery time for his surgery will be around 6-to-9 months. Thus, that means he should be ready to go for the start of next season.
He has been battling knee problems for most of this season. And he also received three medical opinions on the proper treatment, before electing to go with surgery.
He was averaging 10.5 points in 33 games with the Sixers in his first year with the team. He was also averaging 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
Prior to being traded to the Sixers, he was with the Orlando Magic for the past several seasons, starting with the 2009-10 season. He was traded to the Magic from the Phoenix Suns, where he played in 2007-08 and 2008-09.
He was with the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2006-07 season after starting his career with the Golden State Warriors from 2000-01 through the 2005-06 season.