Jeremy Richardson Signs with Aris Thessaloniki

Add free-agent small forward Jeremy Richardson to the list of Orlando Magic summer-league players who have signed with other teams. Richardson, who appeared in 12 games last season for the Magic, signed with Aris Thessaloniki today.

Richardson earned a spot on Orlando's roster last season due to his ability to score, and spent virtually all of last season as Orlando's 15th man, disappearing briefly after the club waived him in December, only to re-sign him five days later. He is perhaps best known among Magic fans for hitting Orlando's NBA record-breaking 23rd three-pointer in a game against Sacramento last January.

Orlando had little need for Richardson this coming season, as it boasts four players (Matt Barnes, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis, and Mickael Pietrus) on its roster who can play his position. Further, general manager Otis Smith has deemed signing a third-string point guard and another big man his next priorities. If the Magic decide to carry a 14th player this season--and they very well might not--it could be a wing player such as Richardson. But right now, he's simply not a priority.

Best wishes to Jeremy as he looks to establish himself overseas.

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