Sixers’ Richardson Getting Bigger Role?
Not only is (Jason) Richardson back in the starting lineup for the Sixers against the Rockets, but also (Sixers coach Doug) Collins says he is going to try and get the veteran sharp-shooter some more minutes. It’s time, Collins said, for Richardson to take on a bigger role both as a player and as a leader.
“I would like to start increasing his minutes a little bit. I talked to him about that [Friday],” Collins said. “We really need him. We not only need his minutes, but we also need his voice and his leadership. He can really enhance Jrue (Holiday) and Thad (Young) as the three captains on our team and I think J-Rich feels good about that.”