CSN California has confirmed that the team is shutting down rookie Malachi Richardson for the remainder of the season. Richardson, 21, suffered a partial tear of the right hamstring on February 15 and was listed as out 4-6 weeks. While the wing has not incurred a setback, he will need the entire six weeks to heal, which places him ready to return to action with just a handful of games remaining in the schedule.
Mark Berman: Mike D’Antoni says all tests, MRI etc, came back negative on Ryan Anderson sprained ankle. Expected to miss two weeks. Back before reg season ends
Leading NBA: Omer Asik was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and said to have lost a LOT of weight. He made his first public appearance since then. 😳
One would assume the Sixers would be better off just shutting the big man down for the rest of the season. But he keeps saying that team is being “super cautious.” “If we were like on the verge of trying to get a playoff spot or something like that, I could go out there and play,” he said Friday. “But coach Brown and all of our people behind the scenes don’t believe it’s necessary for me to play if my knee is feeling sore and stuff like that. “It’s pretty much how they’ve been since I’ve been a Sixer. They’ve been super cautious.”