“Why doesn’t J-Rich post up more? I know that’s more of Baron’s game, but Richardson’s still a physical mismatch for a lot of guards.”
— Guy Smiley, Danville
That’s a good question. I’d say his knee. Richardson doesn’t have a lot of post moves. He relies on his ability to jump over people and get his shot off. Whenever he posts up, you already know what’s coming — he’s going to either turn towards the baseline for a fadeway, or turn towards the middle for a floater. It’s just not as effective when he doesn’t get the lift he’s used to.