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Report: 76ers guard Josh Richardson out at least 2-3 weeks

Josh Richardson

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 22: Josh Richardson #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers holds his leg as he limps off the court during first half of their NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on January 22, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)

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76ers guard Josh Richardson said he wants to kill the Heat.

But Richardson – who injured his hamstring in Philadelphia’s loss to the Raptors yesterday – will likely miss a visit to Miami on Feb. 3.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

The 76ers have several good players, including Richardson. But the fit between them isn’t optimal. They need time to develop chemistry.

Yet, as Joel Embiid nears his return, now Richardson gets sidelined.

Philadelphia is building for the playoffs has shown flashes of elite play. There’s still time for everyone to mesh. Richardson’s absence will remove an opportunity for that to happen, though.

The 76ers also lose a valuable contributor as they try to rise from fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The No. 5 seed would play the first-round without home-court advantage then, if advancing, face the mighty Bucks in the second round. Far from an ideal position for a deep run.

Furkan Korkmaz will likely move into the starting lineup. Behind him, it gets even dicier. Trey Burke could play more.