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  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is considering making changes to the team’s offensive approach, and he recently spent considerable time with a college coach whose teams have consistently produced elite offensive numbers.

    Spoelstra spent 5½ hours with Nova Southeastern University coach Jim Crutchfield who was named Division II Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013, and his 84.4 career winning percentage in Division II (405-75 record) tops those of legendary Division I coaches Mike Krzyzewski, John Wooden and Adolph Rupp. The Heat finished this season 26th in the league in offensive efficiency, 26th in points per game (105.7) and 22nd in field-goal percentage (45.0). Spoelstra has picked the brains of numerous coaches during past offseasons, including former NFL and college coach Chip Kelly, but has always been reluctant to disclose the coaches with whom he meets.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (left hip strain) finished an up and down season ranked inside the top-75 with per-game averages of 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.5 blocks and 2.2 threes with a 41.2 field goal percentage and a 86.1 free throw rate.

    While Richardson made significant leaps in points, assists and threes, he regressed in steals, blocks and field goal percentage. He looked like one of the best fantasy picks to start the season with November averages of more than 21 points and 2.9 threes, but he faded from there. J-Rich finished with per-game ranks of 72/66 in 8/9-cat leagues. With Dwyane Wade out of the picture, there’s a chance Richardson could carve out some more value, though the Heat will still have most of the same wings and ball-handlers next season.

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson traveled with the team to Brooklyn but will not play in the season finale on Wednesday.

    There was some hope that he could return way before the initial two-week recovery timeline he was given but with the Heat officially eliminated from the playoffs there is no need to risk any further damage.

    Source: Shandel Richardson on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (left hip strain) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game with the Sixers.

    Richardson was initially expected to be out two weeks, but he was also reported to be going for a re-evaluation today. Miami needs a ton of help in the playoff race so Richardson's season might be over, but either way we wouldn't expect to see him over the final two regular season games. Justise Winslow, Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Dion Waiters will make up most of the vacated playing time.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow - F - Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow will draw the start on Friday vs. the Wolves in place of an injured Josh Richardson (groin strain).

    This wasn’t unexpected as the Heat, a half game out of the eighth seed, pull out all the stops with less than a week to go before the regular season wraps up.

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (groin) is set to be re-evaluated on Monday.

    That was a quick turnaround after Richardson got bad news during his MRI earlier on Thursday. It is likely just a formality at this point. The Heat will continue to rely heavily on Dion Waiters and Dwyane Wade.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (groin) is expected to miss the next two weeks after an MRI revealed damage.

    This is devastating news for the Heat as they look to squeeze into the playoffs. Expect Dwayne Wade and Dion Waiters to get major minutes down the stretch while Rodney McGruder sees additional time off the bench and Justise Winslow gets more minutes off the ball. It's going to take a team effort to fill in the void left by Richardson, but the Heat have enough quality depth to minimize the blow. The Wolves present a nice streaming opportunity for Wade and Waiters on Friday.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (left leg) will not return vs. Celtics on Wednesday.

    This must be frustrating for him seeing how he just came back from a three-game absence. With him shelved again expect Dion Waiters and Dwyane Wade to take up his usage in the offense.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (heel) limped to the locker room during the third quarter of Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    He just returned from a three game absence with a heel injury, but it is unclear if that's the cause of this one. Stay tuned to see if he returns.

    Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (left heel bruise) will play and start on Wednesday against the Celtics.

    This is great news for a Heat team that is trying to make the playoffs but have been hit with injuries recently. Richardson has missed the last three games but will return tonight. However, coach Spoelstra said, "It probably won't be major minutes for those three guys coming back." Although Richardson is unlikely to play his usual allotment of minutes, he still has the highest ceiling of the returning players and is the only one that will be starting.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (left heel bruise) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    The Heat desperately need Richardson back if they want to secure a playoff berth. Dwyane Wade and Dion Waiters will continue to see usage increases for as long as Richardson remains out.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (left heel bruise), already ruled out for the next two games, is in a walking boot and has no timetable for a return.

    Erik Spoelstra wouldn't speculate on whether the injury was a season-ender but simply said that there's no timeline for Richardson right now. Losing your best player right before the playoffs isn't great, especially for a team that's still fighting to even clinch a berth. With Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder also out, the Heat will have to scratch and claw their way to the finish line. It'll lend some clarity to the rotation, though it's still not a very appealing spot for fantasy purposes. Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters and Derrick Jones Jr. will all continue to start while Dwyane Wade, James Johnson and Duncan Robinson will see more time off the bench.

    Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson (bruised left heel) and Justise Winslow (thigh, food poisoning) will miss the Heat’s next two games.

    If your H2H playoffs end after this week this is the sign to move on if you haven’t already. Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters will continue to get lots of usage while the Heat are shorthanded.

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    The Heat have downgraded Josh Richardson (bruised left heel) to out for Thursday's contest against the Mavs.

    Richardson has been the most consistent player on the Heat all season and this is a big blow for the team as they fight for a playoff spot. The Heat have one of the deepest rotations in the league and Richardson's minutes will be spread out amongst the bevy of guard and wing players they have. It will be interesting to see how the Heat reshuffles their rotation on Thursday with Rodney McGruder out again and Justise Winslow still questionable, in addition to Richardson.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    The Heat are listing Josh Richardson (bruised left heel) as questionable to play on Thursday against the Mavs.

    Richardson hasn't been the fantasy force he was last season, but he has been the most dependable Heat player this year and his absence would be a major blow. It'd force Miami to do some major reshuffling in the rotation, with guys like Goran Dragic, Derrick Jones Jr., Dion Waiters, Dwyane Wade and James Johnson possibly seeing more run as players slide around.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter