Richardson ended with two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 19 minutes during Monday's 104-92 victory over the Pelicans. Richardson has scored in double figures just once over his last five games. Even with Marcus Smart (COVID-19 protocols) sidelined, the veteran wing has failed to carve out a substantial role off the bench. He's currently competing with Aaron Nesmith for the top reserve spot behind Dennis Schroder, but Schroder is the likely the only one of the trio that warrants any fantasy consideration, especially when Smart eventually returns to the rotation.
Richardson chipped in 17 points (4-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 30 minutes during Saturday's 99-75 win over New York. Richardson entered the contest having failed to reach double-digit points in three straight games, but he broke that slump with his 17-point effort Saturday. The veteran guard outscored the rest of Boston's bench on his own, and he finished third overall on the team in scoring. Richardson is posting per-game averages of 10.7 points, 2.8 boards, 1.4 three-pointers and 0.9 steals on the campaign.
Richardson posted 19 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 7-7 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block over 33 minutes in Friday's 123-108 home win over the Suns. Boston stuck with an eight-man rotation, which forced Richardson to play major minutes despite coming off the bench. He earned his PT through efficient shooting and defensive effort. Richardson, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown also delivered a defensive effort that held Chris Paul and Devin Booker to 13-of-41 shooting. Boston will stay home to face the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Expect Richardson to continue to see big minutes as multiple Celtics deal with COVID-19 protocols.
Richardson cleared COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, Tim Bontemps of ESPN reports. Richardson missed his fourth straight game Monday against Minnesota, but he's since tested out of protocols and is not listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Clippers. Given that Richardson hasn't played in more than a week, it's possible he could face some conditioning concerns, but for the time being it looks as though he'll be active Wednesday night. Dennis Schroder also cleared protocols Tuesday.
The Celtics list Richardson (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) as out for Monday's game against the Timberwolves. Richardson will miss his fourth straight game while he remains in the midst of his second stint in the protocols this month. Since his latest entry into the protocols came Dec. 19, he's nearing the end of his required 10-day quarantine period and should be available to play at some point later this week.
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