According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Celtics and Brad Stevens continue their busy offseason by signing Josh Richardson to a one-year extension through 2022-2023. Richardson’s previous contract was absorbed by the remainder of the Gordon Hayward TPE. This extension adds an extra year to his existing deal, and he will make $24 million over his next two seasons.

Richardson was dealt to the Celtics just 24 days prior.

The veteran wing provides bench depth and versatility for the C’s backcourt. He will likely play a bigger role than anticipated because of Evan Fournier’s departure. Fans believed the Richardson acquisition was insurance in case Fournier left. With Fournier in New York, Richardson will have an opportunity to make a real impact on both ends of the floor.

If Richardson can improve on his shooting and continue to play strong defense, he will fit in perfectly with what the Celtics need.

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