Spurs actively trying to bring Ryan Richards to the team?

According to laprovincia.es, the San Antonio Spurs and the Gran Canaria Basketball Club of the ACB League, have already begun initial communications to resolve the contract status with the Spurs 2010 NBA draftee Ryan Richards, which would allow him to play with the Spurs or their D-League affiliate Austin Toros:

El Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria y los Spurs de San Antonio (NBA) ya han establecido los primeros contactos para resolver la situación contractual de Ryan Richards, ala-pívot inglés con contrato en vigor con la entidad claretiana hasta junio de 2012 y que en 2010 fue elegido por la franquicia de Texas en el puesto 49 del draft.

El objetivo del jugador, que se incorporó al Granca en 2006 y que durante los últimos cinco años también ha pasado por la disciplina de la Canarias Academy Basketball, Real Madrid, Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Bélgica) y BBC Monthey (Suiza), es permanecer en Estados Unidos en busca de un hueco en la rotación de los Spurs o en la plantilla de los Toros de Austin, equipo de la D-League vinculado a la franquicia de San Antonio.

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Gran Canaria Basketball Club and the San Antonio Spurs (NBA) have already established the first contacts to resolve the contractual status of Ryan Richards, English power forward current contract with the organization until June 2012 Claretian and in 2010 was elected to the Texas franchise in the post 49 of the draft.

The aim of the player, who joined the Grange in 2006 and that during the past five years has also gone through the discipline of the Canary Academy Basketball, Real Madrid, Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium) and BBC Monthey (Switzerland), is to stay U.S. looking for a spot in the rotation of the Spurs or the staff of the Austin Toros, Team D-League franchise connected to San Antonio.

However, the report states that Richards is more than likely will return to his current team to continue to develop his game and hopefully join the Spurs or the Toros at a later time.

If the report is true, then this shows the Spurs are actively looking to get the 7’0″ Richards accustomed to the Spurs system and fill their need for a big man. Something they severely lacked in the NBA playoffs versus the Memphis Grizzlies.

Stay tuned to Project Spurs for more details as they unfold.

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