"I left the Forum and drove off in my Rolls that night thinking one thought - that [Paul] Westhead must die." - Spencer Haywood, reflecting on the day he hired the Mafia to put a hit on his head coach. (Really.)
Logically, it will be Jeremy Richardson who steps into the void vacated by Claver. Richardson has struggled with injuries of his own thus far this season, and was out of favour early, an oft-rumoured candidate for being released. However, he has played much better since returning from injury than he did before suffering it, has won the team back over, and is now being leaned upon to provide the shooting on the wings that no one else really offers.
Former NBA journeyman Richardson has spent the year with Aris Thessaloniki, where Roy Birch keeps calling him Jerry. He is averaging 14.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the Eurocup, alongside 11.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the Greek league. He has 17 assists in 928 total minutes played, has 186 three point attempts to 42 foul shot attempts, and shoots a three pointer every 5 minutes. He hits these three pointers at a combined 39.7%. I guess what I'm trying to say is he's the same player he ever was. He's a shooter.
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