Heat guard Josh Richardson questionable vs. Bulls
Josh Richardson is dealing with an illness which forced him to miss Friday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. Detroit beat Miami by a final score of 98-93.
Heat say that Josh Richardson is questionable tor tonight vs. Bulls.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 19, 2019
In 41 games for the Heat this season, Richardson is averaging 17.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists. The 25-year-old swingman is shooting 40.6 percent from the floor, 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86.0 percent from the free-throw line.
Richardson is arguably the best player on the Heat roster. He leads the team in scoring, is third in assists per game and fifth in 3-point percentage. Against the Pistons on Friday, Miami started Tyler Johnson, James Johnson, Justise Winslow, Rodney McGruder and Hassan Whiteside with Richardson out. Dwyane Wade led the team with 20 points off the bench.
The Heat enter Saturday with a record of 21-22 on the season. Miami is 10-10 on the road. Even if Richardson doesn’t play against the lowly Bulls, the team should still be able to come away with a win.
Chicago is one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Bulls have lost nine games in a row coming into Saturday.