Wizards' Richmond Placed on IL
Apr. 04, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Mitch Richmond, who likely has played his final game for the Washington Wizards, was placed on the team's injured list Wednesday.
Richmond sprained his right knee in a game against New Jersey March 10 and has missed the last 10 games. He'll miss at least five more while on the injured list, and the Wizards have only nine games remaining.
The Wizards are expected to buy out the remaining year of Richmond's contract for $10 million this summer, a salary cap move that would make the six-time All-Star guard a free agent.
To replace Richmond on the roster, the Wizards activated forward Tyrone Nesby, who had been on the injured list since March 2 with a sprained right ankle and lower back strain.