Sixers’ Richardson out
Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Richardson will soon undergo surgery on his left knee. It will be performed by Dr. Jonathan Glashow of Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Richardson started 33 games for the Sixers this season, averaging 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.21 steals across 28.4 minutes per game. He had 40 steals, but missed the past eight games with the injury before the team ultimately decided on the surgery.
Knicks stuck in Minnesota
The New York Knicks are stranded in Minnesota thanks to the massive snowstorm that is pelting the New York-to-Boston corridor.
The Knicks were in Minnesota to play the Timberwolves on Friday night. They initially planned to fly home after the game, but coach Mike Woodson says that flight has been postponed. The team will stay in Minnesota overnight and try to get home today.
The Knicks are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Clippers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Drummond out for month
Detroit Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his back.
The 6-foot-11 Drummond is averaging 7.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
The Pistons discovered the fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra after Drummond was examined Thursday.
Drummond does not need surgery, and team doctors anticipate a full recovery.