The Boston Celtics have reportedly wasted no time extending an offseason acquisition beyond the 2021-22 season.
Shams Charania of The Athletic has reported a one-year extension for the 27-year-old, that will run through the 2022-23 season.
Richardson opted into the 2021-22 season ($11.6M) prior to his trade from Dallas to Boston, and now tacks on another year with the Celtics. https://t.co/TlVfCfnxvk- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 23, 2021
Richardson has been continuously on the move over the last few seasons, suiting up for the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks before landing in Boston this offseason.
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|Philadelphia 76ers (2019-20)||30.8||13.7||2.9||34.1|
|Dallas Mavericks (2020-21)||30.3||12.1||2.6||33.0|
Traded from Dallas for Moses Brown, the Celtics absorbed Richardson's salary using the traded player exception they obtained in the Gordon Hayward transaction with the Charlotte Hornets last offseason - as outined by ESPN's Bobby Marks.
Richardson joins a busy guard-forward rotation in Boston that includes Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Dennis Schroder, Grant Williams, Payton Pritchard and Romeo Langford. Struggling to find his best form since his breakout 2018-19 season in Miami, Richardson will be hoping to a key player on a squad looking to re-join the top echelon in the Eastern Conference.
Boston finished the 2021 regular season seventh in the East with a 36-36 record, falling to the Brooklyn Nets in five games in the first round of the postseason. The Celtics have reached the playoffs in seven straight seasons and missed only once since 2007.
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