TorosNation.com's Mikkayla Guillett had a quick interview with 2010 San Antonio Spurs draftee Ryan Richards at the end of the Austin Toros season.
There has been plenty of talk about Richards possibly coming stateside this year, and possibly joining the Toros. He had a strong performance at the Great Britain U20 tournament which garnered him an invite to Great Britain's men's senior team.
Oh and please excuse the audio quality.
Does anyone have any information if this kid is NBA ready or not? If so, he'd be a good big body to address the serious lack of length on the team. If not, how much longer does he need to be stashed overseas for "seasoning"?
@SpurfaninDallas Rookies coming out of college and veteran euro players who immediately make impact in the nba is a rarity. If the spurs are looking or waiting for such a player then it will a long wait. How many years will another TD come their way. The surer way is to look for a young man who has potential like r.Richards, nurture him, help him develop his gams according to their system and maybe discover in him a gem - a diamond.
Signing r. richards and allowing to practice and play NOW is a move to the right direction if the spurs really want his services whether or not he joins the British senior team. This way he will be familiarized with spurs system. But there another obstacle. Mr. Richards has a current contract with a euro team. First, buyout the contract and agree on his salary while with the el toros. Needless to say, he must be assured of a slot in the spurs lineup.; He is young, tall with nba body . Lety's go Spurs!