But Richardson – who injured his hamstring in Philadelphia’s loss to the Raptors yesterday – will likely miss a visit to Miami on Feb. 3.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 23, 2020
The 76ers have several good players, including Richardson. But the fit between them isn’t optimal. They need time to develop chemistry.
Philadelphia is building for the playoffs has shown flashes of elite play. There’s still time for everyone to mesh. Richardson’s absence will remove an opportunity for that to happen, though.
The 76ers also lose a valuable contributor as they try to rise from fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The No. 5 seed would play the first-round without home-court advantage then, if advancing, face the mighty Bucks in the second round. Far from an ideal position for a deep run.