October 12, 2012 in Professional
When NBA teams hold open practices for fans, it’s always a fun opportunity to see guys put on a show (see: my coverage of the Detroit Pistons open practice for PistonPowered). Saginaw Arthur Hill‘s Jason Richardson did just that for the Phildelphia 76ers last week. From John Finger of Comcast Sports Net:
Jason Richardson, Nick Young and Dorell Wright buried a plethora of long-range shots, perhaps motivated by a crowd of about 1,000 season-ticket holders and corporate sponsors. When the long shots weren’t being launched, the lightning-quick guards like Maalik Wayns, Royal Ivey and Jrue Holiday worked to set up plenty of dunks to keep the crowd on the edge of their seats.
According to James, Richardson scored 17 points during the two quarters of scrimmage action.
“You saw what the additions to our team could do, as well,” James said. “I thought Jason Richardson played the best of anyone. He led with 17 points and made a variety of shots — mainly threes in transition, which is what he’s done his whole career.”
Philadelphia has a unique mix of size (Andrew Bynum and Spencer Hawes), passing (Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner) and athleticism (Thad Young). With shooters like Richardson in the mix, they could potentially be one of the more fun teams to watch this season.