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You can't read too much into these type of stories, the guy has talent but if the coach doesn't believe in you it will show in your attitude. That's why I believe its important that the Spurs get him to the D-league, to instill that confidence and belief in him. That is what the spurs do they draft good players and give them confidence they believe in their players and system it's obvious FIVE championships later, RR just needs a steady home great coaches and some PT to develop his skill. What better place to do it in than the greatest organization the NBA has ever seen.
GO SPURS GO!!!!!!!!
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-bc-zepter-vienna-parts-ways-with-ryan-richards.html
Sign RR let's see what he can do.
1 year, 4 months ago on Summer League: Dexter Pittman to join Spurs’ squad
What happen to Gregg Oden. They should have just took some of that money and signed Ryan Richards if possible.
1 year, 4 months ago on Grading the Pendegraph signing
I can't believe this that dude is trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It had to be bettet free agent big men than him
1 year, 4 months ago on Report: Spurs nab Jeff Pendergraph
Why, why , why who is this dude can he hoop 2yr deal for wht. Insert baynes into the rotation does this mean no shot at Gregg Oden, why not take this money their giving this bum and sign Ryan Richards.
Why? He won't come to San AAntonio face it 95% of players in the league just want to get paid nobody wants to win anymore. Any free agent that pass on the spurs are stupid in my opinion, they know coming here they'll have to take a pay cut and they won't do it. Look at Dwight Howard of all the teams looking to sign he has the best chance of winning with the Spurs, if he really wants to win sign here. These owners giving out these big contracts has messed the game up. So forget Martin he doesn't fit anyway focus on our overseas prospects (Hanga, Richards) and just develop baynes into that physical bruiser to bring the toughness that is needed.
1 year, 4 months ago on Free Agency: Spurs have interest in Kenyon Martin
Spurs should try their best to buy this guy out next year he can definitely be Ginobili replacement when he retires. Also get Ryan Richards here as well hopefully he'll make the team & go to the D-league Duncan can school Richards Manu school Hanga pair them up with Kwahi and the future is intact. Find another quick penetrating guard like TP and we set, I don't like how the spurs get overseas players and wait until their almost thirty before they come over bring in these young guy's to learn from our vets.
1 year, 4 months ago on Gauging Adam Hanga's development
Manu this Manu that he's done don't bring him back he needs to retire, I'm sick of hearing it Ginobili not going anywhere when is the last time anyone has heard of the spurs not taking care of their star players NEVER!!!!!! Ginobili has helped bring three championships to San Antonio so don't throw him under the bus. Basically the problem was him playing the back up point guard roll and not his normal position were he could just play his game, spurs me too continue
1 year, 5 months ago on A look at the Spurs salary situation heading into next season
@JasonRodriguez @ZILLA My point is if your player or team is struggling you have to roll with them during the good and bad. The only way for him to get out of it is to play through it Manu is part of the big 3 he's not going anywhere.
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs face serious questions about Manu's minutes
It's funny how a guy struggles and now everyone wants to be done with him, I didn't hear anyone saying this garbage when he hit the game winner against Golden State or against the Grizzlies he played well. Obviously some don't understand basketball every player has a patch of where they struggle, just a couple of years ago you heard the same thing about Tony Parker when he struggled against Memphis in 2011and his play was sub-par in the regular season but look at him now balling out MVP style. Is manu the same as he was 10years ago of course not but who is Tim Duncan had struggles a few years back as well its just how the game goes, you play long enough its going to happen. Manu comes out these next three games and plays well nobody will be talking that garbage I thought he played good in game one, but hell everyone turned the ball over in game two, the media is good at building a player up then rip him apart when he struggles.
Any chance he plays for the Toros next year
1 year, 6 months ago on Which Memphis team do we have here?
Any update on Ryan Richards
How can you say Richards is a bust and nobody has seen him preform in a Spurs uniform, just youtube highlights. Under the right guidance which the Spurs can provide he could be an important piece to their future. Obviously there's something they see in him or they wouldn't have drafted him.
1 year, 7 months ago on Spurs scouting Pitt big man Steven Adams?
I say draft a 5 then a small foward as far as a inside out player that's what Ryan Richards is for get him over here and let Tim Duncan teach him the game. That Adam Hanga dude can be Emanuel's replacement when he retires, but Baynes,Splitter, Duncan are their only true bigs Spurs have enough overseas prospects and a good drafting eye but Ryan Richards is a must in my opinion.
@TrueSpursFan @rtesoro440 The Spurs have won with players with less physicality, but also Tim Duncan was 10yrs younger and could shut down the paint by himself. After David Robinson retirement the Spurs haven't had a elite center ( Rasho, Francisco, Nazr, Fabrico) were just role players and played well in their system, playing next to Duncan the average big looks better than they are. When those four bigs left the Spurs they didn't/haven't performed well since then, so O'Neal / Mozgov couldn't do any worse than those guys.Your also right a trade would have to happen I don't think O'Neal or Mozgov have expensive contracts. Thanks for the basketball commentary appreciate it.
1 year, 11 months ago on Pop trying to mold Leonard into Bowen like defender
@TrueSpursFan @rtesoro440 I understand/agree with both y'all points and or concerns you can never count the Spurs out they have proven it over the years, and they are improving this year. But let's be honest they could use a veteran big to help the frontcourt out, don't get me wrong the bigs are playing beautiful basketball especially Tiago if they could add a guy like Jermaine O'Neal or Timofey Mozgov along with Tim/Tiago to bring that defensive physicality would definitely help. With Kawhi and Danny improving on both sides of the ball it could be lock down city.Spurs need to bring Bruce Bowen on the coaching staff to help those guys out defensively.
And that's the bottom line cause " THE ZILLA SAID SO"
1 year, 11 months ago on Video: ESPN reporting no punishment for Spurs
First off I don't understand why David Stern is so upset about a team that he or the other big wigs of the NBA don't promote anyway. You have a hall of fame coach three future hall of fame players & one of wich is the best power forward in NBA history, 4 championships & most importantly you don't hear about the Spurs with any drama on or off the court bringing any kind of discredit to the their organization or the league. So basically if the Spurs did this against Orlando or the Bobcats they wouldn't have been fined only because it was against the heat on national TV. I wonder if the Kings play the Raptors and they sat Evans, Cousins & Bargnani, DeRozan would the get fined.
Whats up with Ryan Richards is Gregg Oden still out there.
2 years, 1 month ago on Preseason Rundown: Spurs fall in Heat fourth quarter rally
Green and Kawhi can be on hell of a defensive duo
With this team he won't have to do a bunch of scoring, just play solid defense and rebound be a force in middle. He's young big & tall (7'0) so in my opinion he can't do any worse than all the other centers after David Robinson and they worked very well in the spurs system. If they sign him, maybe they should go after Darko as well just for insurance purposes, maybe if they move Bonner and Blair get Ryan Richards to be that stretch four...... What's going on with RR anyway?
2 years, 2 months ago on Report: Spurs set to work out center Kyrylo Fesenko
I say Gregg Oden bring him along slowly so he can adjust to the playing basketball again. In the meantime go after Darko or that Brazilian center, one of those guys paired with Oden & Duncan,Splitter could be a decent front line don't know if that could happen but from what I've read they could come cheap.
2 years, 2 months ago on Blatche rumors won't die
What happen to the idea of the Brazilian center? Spurs should go back to third old school style of play "DEFENSE FIRST" that's what won them CHAMPIONSHIPS they really need some help defensively. Think about it if the Spurs were the defensive team of old OKC wouldn't have stood a chance this uptempo style is exciting and that's the way the NBA is going but the Spurs really aren't built that way. You have Tiago Splitter who will improve defensively but you need more size Ryan Richards could be a nice piece to build around he and Kwahi can be the future Richards as the offensive tools just improve defensively. I hear his game being compared to Lamar Odom/ Chris Bosh but in my opinion he can be more like an Derrick Coleman of course he'll have step his level of competition up those YouTube clip are against less talented players hope he make it to the Toro's. But the key to get back on the championship road is athletic bigs and interior defensive.
2 years, 4 months ago on Pop happy to bring back free agents, not looking to make major moves | July
Why not get him what do they have loose , but i say Javale Mcgee if spurs can afford him. Bring Ryan Richards to the D-league
2 years, 4 months ago on Report: Spurs interested in Brazilian center Hettsheimeir | July
This is just my opinion, hopefully it comes true first thing is to address the lack of size maybe they go after Javale Mcgee 7 feet tall can run the floor and great defensively and can rebound. Second bring over De Colo,Hanga,Richards let them develop in the D-league with Joseph they could be the future of this organization. Third maybe seriously look at Blair,Bonner as trade options love the hustle and shooting they bring to the team but spurs need some athleticism hopefully Duncan doesn't sign for that much and some of these things can happen. Could you imagine the future starting 5 of Joseph (would love to have G.Hill back as well) Green, Leonard , Richards, Mcgee, De Colo , Splitter, Hanga off the bench. The spurs know what their doing they seem to always make the right moves.....(Dwight Howard 2013? just throwing it out there.)
2 years, 5 months ago on Free Agents that might fit with Spurs (Part 2) | June
Honestly James Anderson would have been in Gary Neal position if he hadn't broke his foot his rookie year. He was playing well up until that point
2 years, 5 months ago on Should the Spurs keep James Anderson? | June
@rtesoro440 I doubt if somebody trade that high for splitter ...seriously
2 years, 5 months ago on Report: Lorbek coming to San Antonio | June
What's up with Ryan Richards? That's what they need a young raw athletic big that's hungry and wants to show what he has. I've been watching clips of him online of course all you see is good highlights but just get him over here so he can learn how to be a true SPUR ,sometimes the front office upsets me waiting to bring these guys over they end up being in their late 20's or early 30's we don't want another Scola situation .
Dragic,Hill,Crawford maybe Rudy
2 years, 5 months ago on Free agents that might fit with Spurs (Part 1) | June
Javale Mcgee, Chris Kaman, Nicholas Batum and possibility Ryan Richards, I'm sick of hearing that he's too young to raw that's just what the spurs need a young raw beast out there with his outside game, have Tim Duncan show him about the post he could cause a mismatch fit for defenders. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying he'll be a savior but get him over here and see what he got Bonner,Blair,Anderson, may be out of there. Mcgee would be perfect, young can run the floor and plays great defense Spurs need their old style of play back multiple bigs controlling the paint and lock down wing players. But the players I just named could be key addition I also like the idea of Dragic.
2 years, 5 months ago on What areas of Spurs' roster need improvement? | June
De Colo coming over would be great but i think he should be used @ the two, Mills is a decent backup PG. But more important is addressing the lack of size Spurs need to go back to their old style of play having multiple bigs to control the paint and great wing defenders Green ,Leonard or even if they get Batum would have the wing on lock,Javale Mcgee would be perfect,young athletic and with the Spurs system he could be dominant force on defense.The key is really getting Ryan Richards over here so he can develop in the spurs system not saying he'll be a saviour but atleast you get the ball rolling.Mcgee,Kaman,Batum & possibly Ryan Richards would be key additions.
2 years, 5 months ago on Report: De Colo to join Spurs | June
@CraigThomas After what Kobe is doing to OKC right now you still wouldn't take him on the Spurs?
2 years, 7 months ago on Lakers' Byrant says he could've scored 50 points on Spurs | April
@CraigThomas That's true he does look frustrated,but if this was a real situation you don't think Popovich could control that he's the best coach in the game.
@CraigThomas @JohnAbney He can't do any worse than Fransico Elson
@CraigThomas OKC killing the Lakers right now,but seriously Kobe,Manu,Parker come on man that's trouble for anybody in the league
@JohnAbney @ZILLA McGee would for sure help on the defensive end.
Despite what people say about Kobe ,and yes some of his comments are crazy HE'S A BEAST!!!!!!!!!!! I'm willing to bet everybody in San Antonio would love to have Kobe on the Spurs.
@ JEFF GARCIA Do you think these players could help the the Spurs next year and is it a possibility to sign any of these players. Jason Thompson,JaVale McGee,Chris Kaman,
Nic Batum,George Hill. Javale McGee would be key and bring Hill back
You have to also remember that De Colo can play SG as well which he might end up playing.At some time they're going to have look at a replacement for Ginobili, Manu may only have a few years left before he retires Nando could be that guy, especially if they don't keep James Anderson.The worst that could or should happen is him going to the Toro's and playing along side Cory Joseph,I think Joseph will turn out pretty good he's only 19-20 yrs old so he has a lot to learn TP can definitely help with that .But know one has mentioned anything about Ryan Richards,he and De Colo need to be on the summer league team and the Toro's imagine Joseph,De Colo,Richards in Austin the future of the spurs.
2 years, 7 months ago on Nando De Colo ready for NBA | April
Plain and simple that was a dirty foul,you can't run your shoulder into a player on a fast break or anytime for that matter. If that was Tim Duncan everybody in San Antonio would want Smith dead, fouls like that can cause serious injury.
2 years, 8 months ago on Hornets' Smith suspended, won't play against Spurs | March
Diaw is a very solid player in all aspects of the game, can he help the Spurs win...yes, can he help them win a championship....possibly, don't get me wrong i like the acquisition of Diaw but he's not the answer. Boris Diaw is a great piece of the puzzle to the Spurs and their championship ambitions.
2 years, 8 months ago on Diaw could be easy fit with Spurs | March
@JeffProjectSpurs The Spurs need to stop talking about De Colo,Ryan Richards and just get them over here what are they going to do wait until they're both are in their late 20's or early 30's.You gotta give De Colo a chance to learn from Tony and Emanuel also for Richards to learn from Duncan what I've seen of Richards looks like he has a good outside game but no post, Duncan can teach him what the post is all about. as for De Colo Tony and Emanuel can show him how to succeed in the Spurs offense, getting to the lane and using the pick and roll game effectively.I just don't want them to have another Luis Scola situation on their hands, at least get them in the D-league.Now with this Chris Kaman trade talk can't the Spurs just give up a second round pick and the rights to Loberk,Bertans?
2 years, 8 months ago on Video: Nando De Colo looking good in recent game | March
The Spurs can't just give up a second round pick and the rights to Loberk and Bertans?
2 years, 8 months ago on Kaman still available, price has dropped apparently | March
If the Lakers can get Pau Gasol a couple of years back for basically a bunch of bums,why can't the Spurs get Kaman. Demps is a former Spur so just hook us up take some draft picks and call it a day. The hornets aren't going to win no time soon anyway.
2 years, 10 months ago on Kaman on the trade block, Spurs reportedly interested | January
The way Anderson,Green are playing tonight I wouldn't trade any of those guys, with the Spurs main guns on the bench their holding the fort down. They shouldn't trade Joseph either he could be the point guard of the future maybe some draft picks what about those draft picks they got in the trade for G.Hill Lorbek,Bertans, it's another guy can't remember his name, maybe that could work.
@JohnAbney He's basically another Dejuan Blair same type of player, if Blair played more minutes he could average more then Hayes ever will.
2 years, 11 months ago on Report: Spurs interested in Chuck Hayes | December
I'm sitting here watching NBA TV and just saw that Mickael Pietrus was waived by the Suns I know he's not a big but he plays solid defense, as far as bigs Hilton Armstrong,Alexis Ajinca, or Marcus Cousins from the D-league just to name a few, the pickings are slim for bigs.
2 years, 11 months ago on Leonard saves Spurs from overtime in victory over Rockets | December
Come on, Chuck Hayes for real Chuck Hayes, we not talking about Nene we talking about Chuck Hayes, not Samuel Dalmbert but Chuck Hayes not Chris Kaman,we talking about Chuck Hayes not a guy that can score and dominate the paint we looking at Chuck Hayes,Chuck Hayes for real Chuck Hayes not a 6'11-7'0 foot big,but Chuck Hayes we talking about Chuck Hayes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!