Richardson was assigned to the G-League on Wednesday, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Richardson has played in just one of the Kings' last three contests, logging a total of eight minutes during that game. He'll head to the G-League to receive extended playing time, which should allow Richardson to work on his overall development. Look for Richardson to be recalled ahead of Friday's tilt with the Bulls, though unless an injury occurs, he doesn't appear to be a viable fantasy option.
Richardson scored six points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in eight minutes during Wednesday's 113-86 loss to the Celtics.
Richardson has seen the floor in five of eight games thus far, posting averages of 5.2 points, 1.0 rebound, 0.6 assists, and 0.4 steals in 13.4 minutes per contest. There's simply not much time leftover at point guard behind George Hill and De'Aaron Fox, and those are the scraps that Richardson is typically fighting for.
Richardson tallied 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one block across 24 minutes in Friday's 117-106 preseason loss to the Warriors.
A 2016 first-round pick, Richardson averaged 3.6 points and 1.0 rebounds across 9.0 minutes in 22 games during his rookie campaign and was then hampered by a hamstring injury in Summer League play. He hadn't moved the needle much during preseason prior to Friday either, despite having seen between 17 and 20 minutes in his first three exhibitions. While Friday's effort certainly was encouraging, Richardson appears destined for minimal minutes once again this season on a deep point guard depth chart, if he even manages to latch on to a roster spot.
Richardson won't play during Thursday's summer league game against the Mavericks, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Richardson, who played just 22 games last season due to a partially torn right hamstring, will not play Thursday. He's made one summer league appearance thus far in Vegas, dropping eight points and three rebounds across 25 minutes. The Kings are likely playing it safe with him, so he should be expected to participate in training camp without any setbacks, even if he ends up not playing any more games in summer league.
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