|Rights: Be A cha GM||HT: 7-0|
|Jersey: 4||WT: 245|
|DOB: 11/29/1997||Age: 25|
|Sal: $1.78M||Inj: No Injury|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =12.48 PPG=7.91 RPG=6.05 BLKPG=1.14|
|Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract|
|Nick Richards: Cleans glass in elevated role|
Richards notched 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 FT), 17 rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 26 minutes during Monday's 115-109 win over Indiana.
The Scoop: With Mark Williams (thumb) still out, Richards maintained a spot in the starting five and established a new career high in rebounds and while securing his third double-double in the last six games. The Pacers rank last in the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage, and Richards took advantage of Indiana's deficiency in that areas by grabbing six of his boards on the offensive end. When Richards plays at least 20 minutes, he's averaging 8.4 rebounds per game. If Williams continues to miss time, Richards has a path to solid rebounding numbers in addition to useful contributions in the blocks and field-goal percentage categories.
Mar 21 5:54 ET