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#1 Josh Richardson
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  • Miami Heat
  • Drafted 40th overall in 2015
  • PG/SG
  • 6'6" / 200lbs
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  • 09/15/1993
  • USA
  • 40th pick, 2015
  • Tennessee
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2015 NBA DraftNBADrafted 40th overall by Miami.
3rd August, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Miami.
30th December, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Miami to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
3rd January, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Miami from Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
5th January, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Miami to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
11th January, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Miami from Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
18th September, 2017NBASigned a four year, $41,965,056 extension with Miami. Included player option for 2021/22.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2011 - 2015Tennessee (NCAA)
July 2015Miami Heat (Summer League)
August 2015 - presentMiami Heat (NBA)

January 20, 2018

The return to health of Justise Winslow has done little to slow down Richardson’s play of late. He has rattled off three more consecutive fantasy performances in the 30 point range, averaging 34.3 in that span, and is a key member of whatever the Heat want to try and do through his versatility on both ends. One of the game’s better role players by this time, Richardson remains undervalued in fantasy, so take advantage.


June 29, 2017

Josh Richardson
PG/SG, 6’6, 200lbs, 23 years old, 2 years of experience

Slightly disappointing year; missed a fair amount of time due to injury and lost the good volume high efficiency three-point shot of his rookie season, which had a knock-on effect onto his entire game. Richardson is not going to be an NBA lead guard, and showed it when asked to be at times this past season, so instead he must try to thrive in a formula like that of his rookie season. Some secondary ball handling, smart passing, spotting-up, timely driving, maybe even the occasional post-up, combined with good defence at the one, two, three and sometimes even four positions. Ellington is the better shooter, Johnson is the better ball handler and McGruder is (perhaps) the better wing defender; Richardson, then, must become the utility guy who can do a bit of each, and whose tremendous versatility provides his value.

Player Plan: Unguaranteed minimum salary contract for next season, final year. Bit of a down season on 2016/17, but still very much worth that.