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.
Career-high scoring total in loss
GMiami Heat
February 11, 2019
Richardson totaled 37 points (14-22 FG, 8-11 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, one rebound and one steal across 37 minutes in the Heat's 120-118 loss to the Warriors on Sunday.
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The scoring tally was a career high for Richardson, who paced the Heat in shot attempts during the narrow loss. The 25-year-old helped Miami go on a shocking 24-2 run in the first quarter and drained a season-best eight three-pointers, the latest sign that he's left a recent shooting slump firmly behind. After going six straight games in which he failed to shoot better than 38.9 percent, Richardson has now drained at least 60.0 percent of his attempts in three consecutive contests.
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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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Team-high scoring tally in defeat
GMiami Heat
February 8, 2019
Richardson supplied 21 points (9-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists, two rebounds and three blocks across 37 minutes in the Heat's 102-96 loss to the Kings on Friday.
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Highly efficient in big road win
GMiami Heat
February 6, 2019
Richardson contributed 18 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals across 34 minutes in the Heat's 118-108 win over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.
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Scores 14 in loss
GMiami Heat
February 2, 2019
Richardson totaled 14 points (3-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT), three assists and two rebounds over 36 minutes in the Heat's loss to the Pacers on Saturday.
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16 points in defeat
GMiami Heat
January 23, 2019
Richardson accumulated 16 points (5-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, five assists and a steal in 36 minutes Wednesday against the Clippers.
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Drops 11 points Monday
GMiami Heat
January 21, 2019
Richardson tallied 11 points (4-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), four steals, three assists and one rebound across 32 minutes in Monday's 107-99 loss to the Celtics.
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