Miami Heat News: Josh Richardson Agrees to Four-Year, $42M Extension With Heat

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One more piece of the puzzle is being locked in for the next few years by the Miami Heat with news that shooting guard Josh Richardson is on the verge of signing a four-year contract extension with the team. The pay increase will be a steep one from the rookie contract he signed just two years ago that was worth a combined $2.414 million.

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Richardson, who turns 24 on Friday, was a second-round pick by the Heat in 2015. In his two seasons with the team, he’s averaged 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists. During last season’s injury-plagued campaign, Richardson started 34 games.
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Brad Sullivan is a freelance writer for, having been an avid fan of NBA basketball for more than four decades. During that time, he's watched the Heat evolve from gestation period to expansion team all the way to three-time NBA champions. He'll follow their quest toward again reaching those lofty heights, and do so by offering some perspective along the way.