For a team that was often labeled soft last season, the new mindset emitting out of training camp seems to be one of toughness and togetherness. Hearing Richardson speak about how the team is trying to kill each other in every scrimmage is an encouraging sign, because when the real basketball begins later this month, their opponents won’t be aiming to make friends. A feeling of closeness and a willingness to fight and claw for each other, one of a developing brotherhood, and we all remember how those teams performed.
“As a team, you can tell when you’re on a team where guys genuinely want to grow and be better for each other. So far, my experience has been good with these guys. The group text is good. The chemistry is good. Going forward, I hope it keeps getting better,” Richardson explained after the team went out for a group meal on Wednesday night, even though he was unable to make it.