That timing here is iffy because the Sixers have a lot of important games coming up. Three weeks would take Richardson to February 13th, which would cause him to miss games against the Lakers, Warriors, Hawks, Celtics, Heat, Bucks, Grizzlies, Bulls, and Clippers. The Sixers then get nine days off after that game before hosting the Nets at home.
That’s the good news, the fact that this bumps into the All-Star break. Of course, Joel Embiid is still out, so it’s gonna be rough sledding minus two starters until he can rejoin the lineup.