Should Dorell Wright start over Jason Richardson?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

CSN Philly's Dei Lynam questions whether Dorell Wright isn't a better fit for the 76ers' starting lineup than shooting guard Jason Richardson.

Jason Richardson has missed the Philadelphia 76ers' last two games with a lower back injury, and his absence in the lineup has thrust Dorell Wright into a more prominent role. CSN Philly reporter Dei Lynam took a look at what Sixers' coach Doug Collins needs to consider when Richardson recovers from his latest injury.

Collins has had to tinker with his rotations more this season than the previous two years, namely because of multiple injuries. That list of banged-up bodies included Jason Richardson on Wednesday night in Memphis when the guard did not play because of a strained lower back. It was the fifth game this season Richardson has been sidelined with injury. The other four were because of a sprained ankle. All five times Richardson has been unable to play, Wright has started and played well with the Sixers winning four of those five games.

In the sixth game, against the Warriors last night, Wright didn't play well, but then again, neither did any of his teammates, with the exception of Thaddeus Young. Depending on how long Richardson is out, this is a situation worth monitoring.

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