Miami Heat Received Trade Interest In Josh Richardson, Weren’t Interested

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The Miami Heat received trade interest in shooting guard Josh Richardson this summer, but weren’t interested in moving him, according to a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Per the report, the Heat were offered a first-round pick by at least one team in a proposed trade for Richardson and the team declined. Miami wants Richardson to be more aggressive on offense in 2018-19 and is high on his potential.

In 81 games last season, Richardson averaged 12.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists, shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from three. The 24-year-old signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Heat in 2017.

Richardson has been working on creating his own shot off the dribble this summer. The 6-6 swingman has been training in both Miami and California.