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Hawks add depth to bench, sign 13-year veteran Richardson

Mar 20, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson (23) goes up for a shot during the third quarter of the game against the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers won the game 97-81. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 20, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson (23) goes up for a shot during the third quarter of the game against the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers won the game 97-81. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard-forward Jason Richardson.

Richardson, a 13-year veteran, played in 19 games with the Philadelphia 76ers last season. He averaged 9.1 points before his season was shortened by a knee injury.

When healthy, the 34-year-old Richardson has been an effective scorer. His career average is 17.1 points, including three seasons over 20 points per game. He set a career high with 23.2 points per game with Golden State in the 2005-06 season.

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Richardson also has played with Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte. He is averaging 17.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 37 career postseason games.

The deal was announced on Tuesday.