Josh Richardson
Josh Richardson
25-Year-Old GuardG
Miami Heat
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After injuries limited him to 53 games in 2016-17, Richardson was able to stay healthy last year and start all 81 of his appearances. He was one of the biggest surprises in Fantasy, turning in a top-40 season in many formats. Seeing 33.2 minutes per tilt, the Tennessee product averaged 12.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and a combined 2.4 steals/blocks. He also shot a solid 45.1 percent from the field, an impressive 84.5 percent from the charity stripe, and knocked down 1.6 threes per game at 37.8 percent. The 24-year-old will presumably occupy a starting role again this season, and the possibility remains of him improving across the board once more. Optimists could justify selecting Richardson in the third round of a Fantasy draft, though the integration of Dion Waiters back into the rotation following ankle surgery could drive Richardson’s usage down. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Heat in September of 2017.
Has solid line in win
GMiami Heat
March 21, 2019
Richardson produced 15 points (6-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and one steal in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 110-105 victory over San Antonio.
ANALYSIS
Richardson continues to struggle from the field, hitting just six of his 16 shot attempts. Poor shooting aside, Richardson was able to produce across the board in a performance more reminiscent of his games from last season. He has had to assume a much larger role on the offensive end this season and that appears to have impacted his defensive numbers. The return of Goran Dragic will hopefully allow Richardson to get back to his old ways as an elite wing defender and perimeter scorer.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
Richardson struggled shooting the ball last season, hitting just 39.4 percent of his overall looks and 33.0 percent of his attempts from deep for 10.2 PPG. His inefficiency is somewhat unusual considering he was pegged as a scorer out of college and shot 45.2 percent from the field and 46.1 percent from three during his rookie campaign for 6.6 PPG. He also played just 53 games last season while dealing with foot and ankle issues, which could have contributed to his poor shooting to some extent. Other than his scoring, Richardson averaged a subpar statline of 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals across 30.5 minutes per game. He was also given that substantial workload largely of a result of the Heat’s backcourt being decimated by injury throughout the year, especially the loss of Justice Winslow for all but 18 contests. So, while it’s possible that Richardson will make some strides in his game, it appears that he could very well suffer a decreased workload. Considering he had little Fantasy value while garnering starter’s minutes, Richardson’s Fantasy value has the potential to be quite low during the 2017-18 campaign.
Richardson was the 40th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft after spending four years playing at the University of Tennessee. He grew into an effective scorer by his senior year, where he averaged 16.0 points per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the arc. Richardson wasn't as impressive in the summer league, as he shot just 39 percent from the field in 10 games, but he still showed flashes of potential and managed to average 11.8 points per game. As he enters his rookie season, the 21-year-old will be fighting for court time with fellow shooting guards Gerald Green and Tyler Johnson, with All-Star Dwyane Wade firmly ahead of them all. Should Richardson earn court time this season, he likely won't be able to do much besides score the ball, and it's possible he could see some time in the D-League this year given the depth the team currently has at the position. Nevertheless, given Richardson's size for his position and scoring ability, he could potentially work his way into the rotation in the near future.
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Does it all in win
GMiami Heat
March 13, 2019
Richardson compiled 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block across 31 minutes in the Heat's win over the Pistons on Wednesday.
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Good to go Wednesday
GMiami Heat
March 13, 2019
Richardson (hamstring) is available to play in Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Expected to play Wednesday
GMiami Heat
Hamstring
March 13, 2019
Richardson (hamstring) is expected to play Wednesday against the Pistons, Shandel Richardson of The Athletic reports.
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Game-time call
GMiami Heat
Hamstring
March 12, 2019
Richardson is questionable for Wednesday's game against Detroit due to right hamstring soreness, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Leads balanced attack in win
GMiami Heat
March 9, 2019
Richardson scored a team-high 20 points (6-12 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding five assists, two rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during Friday's 126-110 win over the Cavaliers.
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