August 21, 2020, 10:23 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson played 42 minutes in the Sixers' Game 3 loss to the Celtics on Friday evening, winding up with 17 points, three assists, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a well-rounded effort.
Richardson, like most of the players on both teams, struggled offensively on Friday. He went just 5-for-17 from the field (3-for-11 3PT) and just never got it going. The Sixers are seemingly sunk at this point, even if they are able to win a game or two and avoid the sweep vs. the Celtics. Game 4 is on Sunday in Orlando.
August 19, 2020, 10:20 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson put up 18 points (6-of-12 FG, 2-of-3 3PT) to go with three rebounds and three assists in Wednesday's loss.
That's two solid games in a row for Richardson as he sees an increase in offensive responsibilities with Ben Simmons (knee) absent. With Brett Brown playing Matisse Thybulle and Shake Milton more, Richardson should continue to see an increase in offensive opportunity. He could be a key to the Sixers finding success in this series if he can continue to hit his shots at this clip.
August 17, 2020, 11:03 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson made three of his nine attempts from long range and ended with 18 points in a Game 1 loss at the hands of the Celtics.
Richardson added six rebounds and two assists while making three turnovers. Consistency can be an issue at times, as evidenced by the 34 points he scored on August 9 against the Blazers followed by just 15 total points in two subsequent seeding games.
August 10, 2020, 5:43 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (rest) will not suit up for the Sixers on Tuesday after being given the night off for rest purposes.
Hot off a 34-point explosion, Richardson will join Joel Embiid (ankle) and Ben Simmons (knee) on the sidelines. This is a drag for those rostering Richardson given his most recent outing. The Sixers could also be without Al Horford (knee) and Tobis Harris (ankle) and so their rotation is going to be a bit of a lucky dip.
August 9, 2020, 10:02 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson stepped up with 34 points (13-of-20 FG), six assists and six triples on Sunday against the Blazers.
It was not enough for the Sixers to take home the victory, but it was still a welcome development after Richardson went 2-of-12 for five points on Friday. It's been a disappointing season as Richardson's defensive intangibles never traveled with him from Miami to Philadelphia, leaving him as just a late-round performer in 12-team formats. Perhaps he can make up for some lost time while Ben Simmons is out, but it's awfully late in the game for Richardson to salvage this season. Tobias Harris failed to step up in Joel Embiid's absence in comparison, going 7-of-19 from the field for 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers. Harris carries a solid mid-round floor, but it's an open question if he can step up and carry a heavier offensive load.
August 3, 2020, 10:59 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson started on Monday and scored 19 points on 5-of-15 shooting to go with a rebound, two assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
Richardson got back on track after scoring only three points in the bubble opener against the Pacers. He also added the cash counters for good measure and should be in all lineups.
August 1, 2020, 11:05 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris shot 12-of-29 from the field and 3-of-8 from deep, scoring 30 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one block in 37 minutes.
It wasn't the most efficient night from the field, but the Sixers desperately needed Harris' offense on Saturday. The starting backcourt of Josh Richardson (four points and two steals in 30 minutes) and Shake Milton (zero points and three assists in 19 minutes) combined for just four points. It's a new starting lineup and Milton is likely to get better, but Harris may need to take on more scoring responsibility for the Sixers with this lineup change if Milton isn't a scoring threat.
July 26, 2020, 2:49 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson produced 10 points, two rebounds, three assists, four steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Sunday's scrimmage against the Thunder.
This is the Richardson that was a solid middle-round fantasy player for the last few seasons, and also the Richardson that was seen infrequently in his first campaign with the Sixers. Usage hasn't been the key to his fantasy appeal in the past but Richardson seemed out of sorts all season as a secondary contributor, with all of his stats taking notable dips. As such, it's hard to treat him as more than a late-round option in resumption leagues, but this line reminds fantasy GMs of Richardson's enviable upside.
July 17, 2020, 11:57 amJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson let fantasy owners down this season, finishing as the 156th-ranked player in 9-cat leagues.
Every year Richardson never fails to be one of the offseason’s biggest hype machines because of his upside. His ability to block shots as a guard adds an element to his game, especially for fantasy owners, that makes him a very attractive asset to have. However, he couldn’t put the pieces together for an extended period of time this season, averaging just 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.5 threes on 42.9 percent shooting from the field. Going into next season, expectations should be tempered for Richardson.
March 11, 2020, 10:23 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (concussion) returned on Wednesday and scored eight points on 2-of-6 shooting with two blocks in 30 minutes.
Richardson cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Tuesday. He was rusty but still added two blocks.
March 10, 2020, 6:11 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson is no longer listed on the injury report and will be available to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Richardson should see added playmaking duties with Ben Simmons (out) dealing with a back injury. Shake Milton has balled out recently while Richardson, Simmons and Joel Embiid have been out, but is sure to see a hit to his value with Richardson and possibly Embiid returning for this one. Richardson ranks in the top-150 on the year but has the upside to be a top-75 value down the stretch.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 2:08 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson has cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Tuesday.
Richardson may return for Wednesday’s contest against the Pistons. With Ben Simmons (back) still out, Richardson will be looking at added opportunities to take on more of a facilitator role moving forward.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 1:21 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (lower-back nerve impingement) will be reevaluated next week.
Simmons has been out for two weeks as the Sixers are still waiting for the inflammation around his nerve to subside. The team is "hoping" that he can return before the playoffs which does not bode well for his fantasy playoff outlook. Shake Milton will continue his breakout while the Sixers hope Josh Richardson can step up once he returns from a concussion on what has been a down-year for him so far.
March 6, 2020, 8:29 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (concussion) has been ruled out for the Sixers' game against the Warriors on Saturday due to a concussion.
This will mark Richardson's third game in row on the sidelines. Richardson has been fairly productive when healthy this season but cannot seem to stay on the floor, having dealt with multiple injuries. Even so, he ranks in the top-150 on the year and over the last two weeks even though he has only appeared in five games during that time. With the Sixers being so banged up at the moment, Richardson should carry good value if he is able to beat either or both of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons back to the lineup.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 8:53 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (concussion) was listed as out on Thursday vs. the Kings.
Richardson suffered the concussion on Sunday and will miss his second game in a row with the injury. Glenn Robinson III scored 25 points on Tuesday in 31 minutes off the bench and is worth a look as a streamer for points until Richardson returns. Matisse Thybulle started on Tuesday and is a streamer for steals and blocks until Richardson returns.
Source: NBA Injury Report