Josh Richardson predicts ‘strong season’ for Sixers in 2019-20
Richardson was among those included in the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade transaction that was sealed over the summer. It was the latest move by the Sixers, who made an extended effort to re-calibrate their roster around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
The Sixers lost several key players in the offseason. However, they managed to add veteran center Al Horford and re-sign Tobias Harris. From Richardson’s point of view, their roster looks great and it’s just a matter of developing chemistry.
“After I started looking at the pictures of our lineup, it turned into straight excitement, like as soon as it happened,” Richardson said, per Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia (via Yahoo Sports). “As long as we all gel, as long as we all have the same goal in mind, I think we’ll have a strong season.”
Over the past two years, the Sixers have made it to the Eastern Conference Semifinals twice. It’s a monumental achievement for a team that was criticized for their blatant tanking under former general manager Sam Hinkie.
After years of misery, the Sixers are now bent on remaining as one of the top teams in the East. And like any other team, Philly’s goal is to ultimately win the title.