Josh Richardson addresses his place in the pecking order in Philadelphia
It’s going to be a good year ahead for new Philadelphia 76ers recruit Josh Richardson, as he looks to play a pivotal role in what should be another impressive season for the Sixers, who are considered to be one of the title favorites this coming season.
Nevertheless, the 25-year-old will need to get used to his new role with the team. After being one of, if not the number option on offense for the Miami Heat last season, Richardson will now fall behind in the pecking order in Philly, as he shares the floor with the likes of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Al Horford, and Tobias Harris.
In his mind, however, Richardson does not believe that he will necessarily be the fifth option on a powerhouse Sixers squad.
“It’s not really like that — one through five — that makes no sense,” he said, via Ira Winderman of the SunSentinel. “It’s not like a certain amount of touches every game.”
Richardson continued by saying that it’s going to be a total team effort, and that all the firepower in Philadelphia will only work for the benefit of the team.
“But being able to play with so much talent, it’s exciting”, he added. “You can’t give one guy too much attention because you have four other guys that can hurt you just as much. Being able to play with guys like Ben and Jo, Tobias, Al, is just, I don’t know, I’m excited.”
The Sixers will be fielding one of the most potent starting fives in the coming year, and while many could not imagine how this could have been the case, Philly have actually upgraded their lineup from what was already a mind-boggling starting five some months ago.