September 4, 2017, 6:13 pm
Pat Riley said that Josh Richardson will compete with Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder for the starting small forward job.
This is a fun article for Riley to give Richardson some dap but the positions and starting really only matter to the player superficially, as the minutes are what counts and Richardson will get plenty of them, but unless somebody gets hurt it won’t be as many as he or fantasy owners would like. Richardson has a good stat set though his shooting betrayed him for much of last year, and he’ll be a tough guy to own for standard 8-cat owners. In 9-cat leagues he has a better chance at cracking the top-100, but there is something to be said for drafting him in the later rounds on talent and hoping he can beat projectable expectations.