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Miami Heat's Josh Richardson Out Remainder Of Season After Shoulder Surgery

Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson is set to have season-ending shoulder surgery Wednesday. 

Richardson missed the past eight games after sustaining the injury last month against the Boston Celtics. In wake of the news, the Heat signed veteran guard Patty Mills. Mills last played for the Atlanta Hawks

Richardson averaged 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from the three-point range in 43 games. 

This is his second stint with the Heat. He was drafted in the second round in 2015. At one point, Richardson was the focal point of the Heat offense at the start of the 2018-19 season. In 2019, after the Heat failed to make the postseason, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Jimmy Butler. Richardson then bounced around the league, playing for the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics. Butler, meanwhile, has led the Heat to two NBA Finals appearances since 2020. 

The Heat are coming off a 118-110 victory against the Detroit Pistons Tuesday. They are among the hottest teams in the NBA. The Heat have won six of their last seven games, including two straight. 

They return to action Thursday at the Mavericks. 

Shandel Richardson covers the Miami Heat for Inside The Heat, a Fan Nation channel for Sports Illustrated. He has covered the NBA since 2010.

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