Richardson twisted his ankle during Wednesday's loss to the Magic and will be getting treatment for it on Thursday with the hopes of playing Friday against the Thunder, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Richardson also played fewer minutes than usual due to mid-game hamstring soreness. More information on his condition may arrive following treatment on his ankle or after Friday's morning shootaround.
Richardson scored a team-high 19 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT) while adding six rebounds, five assists and a steal in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 112-97 loss to the Magic.
With Joel Embiid (knee) out of the lineup, the Sixers' backcourt carried more of the scoring load than usual. Richardson's 19 points were his second-highest total of the season so far, but he's been a steady source of long-distance shooting in his first year with Philly -- the 26-year-old has drained at least one three-pointer in nine straight games.
Richardson posted 17 points (7-17 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, one rebound and one steal in Tuesday's 98-97 win against the Cavaliers.
Despite the production, Richardson was not able to shoot the three-ball effectively (1-of-8). This is not a rarity for the 26-year-old, who is shooting a mere 26.5 percent from three this season, far lower than his career average of 36.4 percent. Although Richardson hasn't shot the ball well from three, he still puts up 12.3 shots per game and is a key part of the Sixers' offense.
Richardson ended with 24 points (8-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt 6-6 FT), four rebounds, four assists, and three steals in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 106-104 loss to the Jazz.
Richardson scored 24 points in Wednesday's loss, adding a team-high four assists. Ben Simmons (shoulder) left early which meant the ball was in Richardson's hands a bit more. If Simmons is forced to miss additional time, Richardson could see a nice bump in his production. He is currently putting up top-80 numbers on the season and that would appear to be his floor moving forward.
Richardson recorded 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 36 minutes Saturday in the 76ers' 129-128 win over the Trail Blazers.
With Joel Embiid (suspension) out, Richardson sported a 22.7 percent usage rate in the contest, a small uptick from his season-long mark. While the added responsibility on offense allowed Richardson to tie his season highs in scoring and assists, he also turned the ball over five times. He'll again be in line for a slightly elevated role Monday in Phoenix as Embiid serves the final game of his suspension.
Richardson (toe) wasn't listed on Saturday's injury report.
Richardson's availability doesn't appear to be in jeopardy for Saturday's tilt with Portland despite the fact that he missed Thursday's practice due to toe soreness. In four games this year Richardson is averaging 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks in 33.0 minutes.
Richardson did not practice Thursday due to a sore left big toe, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Richardson was apparently held out of Thursday's session for precautionary reasons, and the 76ers don't expect the issue to affect his availability for Saturday's game in Portland. Through four games this season, Richardson is averaging 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and a combined 3.1 blocks and steals in 33.0 minutes.
Richardson produced 14 points (6-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in 31 minutes during Monday's 105-103 win over the Hawks.
Richardson had a bit more success with his shot, this after managing to connect on just 33.3 percent of his field goal attempts in each of the first two games this season. Nevertheless, Richardson has impressed as the head of the snake defensively, flustering opposing backcourts with his combination of size, speed, strength, and instincts. Theoretically he could be in line to improve upon last year's shooting percentages given that he's no longer the focal point offensively, but there will likely be an adjustment period.
Richardson recorded 17 points (4-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 9-9 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and one steal in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 107-93 win over the Celtics.
Richardson struggled from the field but sank all nine of his free throw attempts in the season opener. On the other end of the court, Richardson helped limit Boston's Kemba Walker to 12 points on 18 field goal attempts, so it's safe to say it was an impressive performance overall.
Richardson tallied 13 points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), five assists, four rebounds and five steals across 26 minutes during the 76ers' 126-94 preseason win over the Magic on Sunday.
Richardson was outstanding on the defensive end and logged minutes at both backcourt spots as he continues to acclimate to his new squad. The 26-year-old projects for an important complementary role in the coming season along high-usage incumbents Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid.
Richardson will see time as the Sixers' backup point guard Sunday against Orlando, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Richardson will start at his usual shooting guard spot, but the team will also try him out as a point guard, a position at which he spent time in Miami last season. The Sixers are light on guard -- and depth, in general -- and they'd likely prefer to keep the ball in Richardson's hands, as opposed to Shake Milton's or Trey Burke's, when Ben Simmons is off the floor.
Richardson poured in 18 points (7-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and added four assists, two rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 25 minutes during the 76ers' 100-87 preseason win over the Hornets on Friday.
Richardson finished with a team-high scoring tally in the victory and made impressive contributions on defense as well. The offseason addition will assume starting shooting guard duties in Philadelphia after generating a career-best 16.6 points, 4.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 made threes per game with the Heat last season, but he'll be looking to improve on an inefficient 41.2 percent success rate from the floor.
Richardson collected 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three assists and two steals over 22 minutes Tuesday against the Guangzhou Long-Lions.
Richardson looked sharp from beyond the arc in this one, converting on three of five attempts on the way to a 144-86 victory. After being sent to Philadelphia in the Jimmy Butler deal at the end of June, Richardson is on track to open the regular season as a starter.
Richardson was shipped to the 76ers on Sunday in the Heat's sign-and-trade deal for Jimmy Butler, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Richardson, who is entering his fifth season in the league, is coming off a career year. With Goran Dragic sitting out a large chunk of the 2018-19 campaign, ballhandling responsibilities were given to Richardson. He responded with 16.6 points, 4.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. In joining the reloaded Sixers, Richardson's usage could see a downtick, as he will probably end up being the third or fourth offensive option. Still, Richardson's size multi-position versatility should keep him on the court for long stretches of time, and he should continue getting better.
Richardson (groin) is listed as out for Wednesday's season finale against the Nets.
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.
An MRI on Richardson's groin revealed no structural damage, but he could miss up to two weeks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Richardson was back in the starting lineup Wednesday against Boston after missing the previous game, but he departed after only 16 minutes of action and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. While the versatile wing looks to have avoided a serious injury, it couldn't come at a worse time for Miami, which enters Thursday on the wrong end of a tie with Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East. With only four games to play, it's unlikely Richardson will be back on the floor before the end of the regular season, though if the Heat are able to make the playoffs, he could make his return early in Round 1.
Richardson will not return to Wednesday's game against the Celtics after leaving with a left leg injury.
The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, with more information likely to come out following Wednesday's action. For now, he should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves. If he is forced to miss more time, Rodney McGruder and Dwyane Wade could see larger roles.
Richardson (heel) will play Wednesday against the Celtics, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Richardson has missed the past three games due to a bruised left heel, but he'll make his return Wednesday. He'll presumably re-join the starting five.
Richardson (heel) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup versus the Celtics, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
There was concern that Richardson, who has been dealing with a left bruised heel for the past week, would miss at least the remainder of the regular season, so appearing on the injury report as questionable is a good sign of a possible return. With the Heat battling for a playoff spot over the course of the next five games, the team may elect to rush Richardson back as soon as possible; Richardson will likely be a game-time decision Wednesday.
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.
Richardson missed only his second game of the season in Thursday's win over the Mavericks, and the Heat have already ruled him out for the two-game road swing through New York and Boston that begins Saturday. That leaves Wednesday's home game against the Celtics as the earliest date for Richardson's return, but Spoelstra's comments suggest the swingman likely won't be ready to go by then. With just two weeks left in the season, fantasy managers may be better off cutting bait with Richardson in pursuit of a healthier option.
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