Josh Richardson met with Erik Spoelstra after trade to Sixers, Spoelstra expressed appreciation for what Richardson did with Heat
Josh Richardson met with Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra after he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and Spoelstra expressed appreciation for what Richardson did in Miami, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
The Heat traded Richardson to the Sixers in the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade deal this summer.
Josh Richardson met with coach Erik Spoelstra after the Heat traded him to Philadelphia, and the classy Spoelstra expressed appreciation for what Richardson did here. We hear Riley also reached out to Richardson.
Josh Richardson finished his Heat career with averages of 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 259 games while shooting 42.5 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free-throw line.
On the Sixers, Richardson will be starting alongside Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Joel Embiid. Many believe the Sixers and Milwaukee Bucks will meet in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals.
The Heat really valued Richardson, but they had to get Jimmy Butler after losing Dwyane Wade to retirement. President Pat Riley has been looking to get another superstar player since LeBron James left South Beach back in 2014.
Butler fits that bill, as he’s a four-time All-Star and one of the best two-way players in the NBA.
Richardson will get a nice ovation from Heat fans when the Sixers come to Miami next season. He always played hard every night on both ends of the floor during his time with the Heat.