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NBA: Josh Richardson Agrees To A One-Year Extension With The Boston Celtics

by | Posted on: August 24th, 2021 | No Comments | Sports

The Boston Celtics are giving Josh Richardson a one-year extension with the team. With his shooting prowess and the ability to score, Richardson could help the Celtics contend for the title together with the star, Jayson Tatum.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Richardson is going to earn $24 million over the next two seasons and is going to take a course with Boston.

In his last year together with the Mavericks, the wingman averaged 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists while playing for 30.3 minutes.

With the departure of Evan Fournier, Richardson could potentially be a big piece for the Celtics as a wingman as he will be helping out with his shooting skills, replacing the shoes of Fournier.

He shot 42.7% overall last season and 33% percent from outside the three-point arc. The 27-year old guard also is active on the defensive end, averaging 1.1 steals per game in his career. If Richardson averages numbers just like how he averaged while he was in Miami, the extension could be a win for the Celtics.