Former Tennessee Volunteer Josh Richardson is about to get paid. Richardson just finished up his second season with the Miami Heat, averaging just north of ten points per game. The 40th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft just got a pay raise, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson is finalizing a 4-year, $42M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 13, 2017
Richardson was a late bloomer in Knoxville, but emerged as a premier player during his senior season. The 6-6 guard averaged 16 points in the 2014-15 season for Donnie Tyndall in his lone season as Tennessee’s head coach.
Tennessee doesn’t have much of a presence in the NBA, so it’s good to see Richardson holding things down in Miami. He’s just 23 years old, but started 34 games for the Heat while battling through an ankle issue.