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.
Sitting out finale
GMiami Heat
Hip
April 10, 2019
Richardson (groin) is listed as out for Wednesday's season finale against the Nets.
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Even if the Heat were still in the hunt for a playoff spot heading into Wednesday, Richardson would have been a long shot to suit up after it was estimated he would require at least two weeks of healing time when he strained his hip earlier this month. The team's elimination from the postseason makes it an easy choice for the Heat to shutter Richardson for what has been a somewhat frustrating season. While he wraps up the campaign with career-best averages in points (16.6 per game), assists (4.1), rebounds (3.6) and three-pointers (2.2), Richardson saw his efficiency from the field take a major hit and while also experiencing a downturn in his steal and block rate.
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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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Could miss two weeks
GMiami Heat
Groin
April 4, 2019
An MRI on Richardson's groin revealed no structural damage, but he could miss up to two weeks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Will not return Wednesday
GMiami Heat
Leg
April 3, 2019
Richardson will not return to Wednesday's game against the Celtics after leaving with a left leg injury.
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Will play Wednesday
GMiami Heat
April 3, 2019
Richardson (heel) will play Wednesday against the Celtics, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Questionable Wednesday
GMiami Heat
Heel
April 2, 2019
Richardson (heel) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup versus the Celtics, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
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No timeline for a return
GMiami Heat
Heel
March 30, 2019
Coach Eric Spoelstra said Saturday that Richardson (heel) is without a timeline for a return, though the Heat doesn't believe the 25-year-old's injury is a season-ending issue, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
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