Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson does get swept under the rug a lot on this team.
Coach Brett Brown has said in the past that he does not call plays for his starting shooting guard and that remains to be true, but Richardson still continues to find his niche and make an impact on this team. “I think the last time that we played against San Antonio, I liked his mentality, just his attack mentality. I think just living in that world as opposed to thinking that there’s going to be a lot of play calls, it’s not going to happen that way so his impact is going to come from him playing with that mentality than a coach just calling a play. I think he was very good in that capacity.”
On top of his needed contributions on offense, Richardson stepped up to the plate when the time called for it against Washington’s guards. Despite not having Bradley Beal, the Wizards boast a lot of quick offensive guards led by Ish Smith, Jerome Robinson, and Troy Brown Jr. who are very good at attacking the rim and Richardson was able to make an impact on defense.