Congratulations to Heat rookie, Josh Richardson, for being named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month! The 2nd-round pick out of Tennessee burst onto the scene for a Heat team that went through a major offensive overhaul.
Richardson ended the month averaging 12 points, which ranked second among rookies in the East. The stat that really jumps out is the 59% he shot from behind the arc! He, along with Justise Winslow, have given the Heat a very bright future. Richardson has proven that, with energy and effort, a rookie can go from a D-League project to a solid rotation player for a playoff team.
I did not write for this yesterday because I wanted to see how the Rookie of the Month did in Miami’s game against Detroit. He did not disappoint with 16 points and another great game from behind the arc, hitting four out of his five attempts.
He is only one of three Heat rookies to ever win the award, with the other two being Michael Beasley in 2009 and Caron Butler in 2003.
Congratulations again Josh!