Jason Richardson on the Sixers’ Process: “At first, I didn’t understand what Sam Hinkie was doing”

Photo: Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson (23) drives past Indiana Pacers forward Damjan Rudez. Bill Streicher USA TODAY Sports

Jason Richardson was one of the veterans that were present in Philadelphia during the ‘Trust the Process’ era. The retired high-flying guard talked to Alex Kennedy of Hoopshype about how difficult it was for him to endure a rebuilding project.

“It was tough for me, I’m not gonna lie’,” Richardson said. “Every day, I got a chance to talk to Sam and I didn’t understand what he was doing. I didn’t understand the losing part of it. I didn’t understand the analytical part of it. And I was trying to get an understanding of it, I was trying to be open.

I fought a lot of the stuff that was going on, but I kind of understood the more I started talking to the management and the people who were doing all the analytical things. But it was tough. I was trying to, as much as possible, encourage those young guys,” he added.

Richardson played for Philadelphia for three seasons (2012-2015), before announcing his retirement in 2015 due to bones spurs.