Josh Richardson to receive extension from Heat

Doug Mendoza
September 15, 2017

User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Before completing its deal with Richardson, it re-signed guard Dion Waiters (four years, $52 million) and forward James Johnson (three years, $43 million) and signed free-agent center Kelly Olynyk (four years, $50 million).

Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson is finalizing a 4-year, $42M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.

Richardson's new deal will go into effect for the 2018-19 season and would run through 2022 if he plays out the entire contract.

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Richardson is entering his third season with the Heat. He started 34 games but played only 53 overall because of a recurring ankle injury.

After averaging 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game as a rookie, Josh Richardson took a step forward in his progression last season. As a result, Richardson scored 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

The soon-to-be 24-year-old has seen a significant increase in efficiency over the course of his short two-year career. He was the No. 40 overall pick by Miami in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft after a four-year career at Tennessee.

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