September 14, 2012 in Professional
Newly acquired Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson, a Saginaw Arthur Hill and Michigan State standout, could take over as Philly’s starting shooting guard this season, writes Dei Lynam of Comcast Sports Net:
He is one of nine active players who can boast at least 1,500 made threes.
Richardson has some of the qualities that led to Doug Collins starting (Jody) Meeks for 114 games of the past two seasons. Both players have the ability to spread the floor and shoot the three. Plus, Richardson has experience. Richardson has started 794 of a possible 805 games that he has played during his pro career.
Meeks was in the starting lineup last year primarily for his shooting ability. Richardson is a bit older than Meeks, but he’s still superior at running the floor and creating his own shot when he needs to. Meeks was mainly just a spot-up shooter.