Dallas Mavericks: 3 predictions for Josh Richardson in the 2020-2021 season
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks: 3 predictions for Josh Richardson this season
The Dallas Mavericks made a surprising draft night trade. Many fans thought they would deal their first-round pick for a veteran, but the Mavs decided to draft Josh Green. Instead, Dallas sent Seth Curry to Philadelphia for Josh Richardson and the 36th overall selection. The Mavericks picked defensive-minded wing Tyler Bey to complete the deal.
Defensive improvement was the Mavs top priority this offseason. They love Seth Curry. He helped the Mavs produce the highest offensive rating in NBA history by being one of the best shooters in the league. Dallas finished 18th in defensive rating, though. They need to be in the top ten to contend for a title.
Richardson gives them a strong on-ball defender that can guard multiple positions. The Mavericks lacked a plus perimeter stopper to throw on the opposition’s lead ball-handler last season. Fans have seen in the team’s three preseason contests that JRich will make an impact, but what should they expect when the games count?
3 predictions for Dallas Mavericks wing Josh Richardson in the 2020-2021 season
Richardson is coming off a down season with the Sixers, but fans should not forget his time with the Heat. The 6’5 wing has shown to be a plus shooter than can handle the ball, make plays, and be a plus defender. That sounds like the perfect fit next to Luka Doncic in Dallas. Fans can read more about how the two will work off each other here.
Here are three predictions for Josh Richardson’s first season with the Dallas Mavericks.
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