Josh Richardson, in assessing his team, said, “I think the first half of the year was pretty good. I think it could’ve been a lot better, individually and as a team…just going forward, I just need myself to keep playing defense the way I always do and just try to be consistent and vocal. I think our team needs to be a little bit more vocal going forward.” (John Clark on Twitter)
Despite seeing the break as a positive, Richardson still maintained that the Sixers had some things to work on as they prepared to compete come late July, “I think [those] were some of our issues on the road throughout the season. Especially with new teams, it’s kind of different. And it’s kind of different restarting because we’ve been away for so long, we might have to do all that again, learn all that again. Just consistency, I think, will be a big thing for us going forward.” Richardson took time during the break to address a few of his weaknesses, “for myself, I’ve just been trying to strengthen my legs, just make sure I’m not having any of those same issues, but going forward it’s just optimism right now.” This year he has played 48 games for the Sixers and has averaged 30.7 minutes of playing time, 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, .9 steals, and .7 blocks per game. Richardson’s optimism and commitment to his health should pay out fruitful dividends for those investing in the potential of his value for their fantasy squad. There is no reason why he shouldn’t be on your radar as a complementary piece on your team.