Richardson started 73 games for the Heat during the 2018-2019 season. Towards the end of the season, he missed seven of the last eight games with an injury. He averaged a career-high 16.6 points per game. Richardson also set new career highs in terms of minutes per game (34.8), assists per game (4.1) and rebounds per game (3.6). On Feb. 10, he scored a career-high 37 points against the Golden State Warriors. The same game also saw him set a new career high in three-pointers with eight. Richardson set a new career high in assists with nine against the Memphis Grizzlies on Jan. 12. He matched that total against on Feb. 25 against the Phoenix Suns. Richardson pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds as part of a 115-91 victory over the Orlando Magic. His led the Heat with 1,209 total points. Richardson also finished with 79 total steals, which also led the team. He was traded to the 76ers during the offseason as part of the Jimmy Butler trade.2017
After a variety of injuries limited him to just 53 games in the 2016-17 campaign, Richardson played in 81 of Miami's 82 games in 2017-18 and started each one of them. All told, Richardson played 2,689 minutes, good for 16th in the NBA. The improvement in his overall game was remarkable. Seeing 33.2 minutes per game, Richardson became the engine for everything the Heat sought to accomplish at both ends of the floor. That led to career-high marks of 12.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He also drained 84.5 percent of his free throws while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Defensively, the former University of Tennessee product has quickly established a reputation as one of the league's best thieves. Richardson averaged 1.5 steals per game last season, and his 121 total thefts placed him sixth in the league. He posted three or more steals on 18 separate occasions. Richardson saved his best effort for the biggest spot, as he posted a career-high seven steals in Game 4 of Miami's first-round playoff series against the Sixers.2016
In Richardson's second season in the NBA, he appeared in 53 games for the Miami Heat. He started 34 of those contests. Richardson averaged career highs across the board with 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per tilt. He scored in double figures on 26 occasions. Richardson tied a career high with 22 points versus Oklahoma City on Dec. 27. He snatched a career-best eight rebounds at Sacramento on Jan. 4. He registered at least five assists on six different occasions, including a career-best eight dimes at Boston on Dec. 30. Richardson also posted three outings with five steals. Richardson's best month was April. In six games that month, he averaged 15.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 2.3 steals per contest.2015
The 40th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft out of the University of Tennessee, Richardson carved out a nice role in his rookie season with the Heat. He appeared in 52 games -- including two starts -- while averaging 21.3 minutes per night. Richardson's game improved by leaps and bounds as the season progressed. After receiving sporadic playing time in the early going, Richardson really took off in mid-February. He averaged 30.0 minutes per game over the course of Miami's final 26 regular-season games, delivering 11.0 points per game on 50.7 percent shooting -- including an incredible 53.5 percent from 3-point range. Richardson also proved to be a valuable contributor for the Heat in the postseason, seeing action in all 14 games of their playoff run and scoring in double digits three times, highlighted by a 15-point effort in Game 2 of the first round against the Hornets.
June 25, 2015Drafted by the Miami Heat in the 2nd round (40th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft.
August 3, 2015Signed a three-year contract with the Miami Heat.
September 18, 2017Signed a four-year contract extension with the Miami Heat.
July 6, 2019As part of a 4-team trade, traded by the Miami Heat to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Los Angeles Clippers traded cash to the Heat; the Heat traded a 2023 1st round draft pick to the Clippers; the Heat traded Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers; the 76ers traded Mathias Lessort to the Clippers; the 76ers traded Jimmy Butler to the Heat; the Trail Blazers traded Maurice Harkless to the Clippers; and the Trail Blazers traded Meyers Leonard to the Heat.