NBA Trade News: Josh Richardson Signs Rookie Deal With Miami Heat
Miami Heat has signed Josh Richardson on a rookie deal on Monday.
The young guard’s contract is currently structured as partially guaranteed. He could earn just more than $2.5 million over the next three seasons.
Richardson went in the second round in this year’s NBA draft, being the No 40 overall pick.
Richardson’s Background And Future At Miami
The rookie point guard comes out of a four-year college career at Tennessee.
Richardson impressed the Miami management during his stint with the Heat in Samsung NBA Summer League at Las Vegas and Orlando Pro Summer League. He averaged 11.8 points on 39 percent shooting, 2.8 rebounds, 1.70 steals and 1.6 assists in 26.1 minutes per game.
Within a span of 14 days, he featured in 10 summer league games. Young Richardson reserved his best performance for the final game, in which he signed off with 23 points and four steals in 30:20 minutes against the Sacramento Kings’ summer club.
During his four-year college career in Tennessee, Richardson appeared in 136 career games (110 starts) for the Volunteers, then averaging 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.08 steals and 28.2 minutes while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from three-point range and 75.8 percent from the foul line, as per Real GM.