The Sixers got a bit of good news before tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzles, as starting guard Josh Richardson will play.

Richardson has been out with a hamstring strain, missing the Sixers past six games, and the team has missed his services according to NBC Philly Sixers analyst Marc Jackson.

"They need to get Josh Richardson back," Jackson said has a guest of The Sports Bash on Friday. We're forgetting the things he did well on defense.

"One piece of the puzzle makes a big difference," Jackson continued. "Richardson gets back in the lineup you'll see a different team defensively"

The Sixers have also officially waived Jonah Bolden and signed Norvele Pelle to his new contract, per Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pelle was signed to a two-way deal at the start of the season, but his 45 days of eligibility ran out in late January. He was averaging 2.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 11.6 minutes over his 14 appearances, giving the Sixers a nice rim-protector behind Joe Embiid.

Bolden, a guy that had some promise, appeared in just four games for the Sixers this season, playing 14 total minutes.


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