Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The last time we heard of Ryan Richards, his Polish experience with Asseco Prokom ended with both sides going their own way. That's nothing new with Richards as his professional career so far has been filled with controversy and disappointment. It seems Richards as found a new home with BC Zepter Vienna of the Austria League. BC Zepter Vienna decided to sign the British big man Ryan Richards. The 21 year old seven footer last played in Poland for Asseco Prokom Gdynia . Richards was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft. (via Interperformances.com) For Spurs fans, this is good news that he's getting a new opportunity with a new team with how rocky his past has been so far. It's a fresh start despite the fact the Austrian League isn't a marquee league nor a competitive one. It's not for certain how long this relationship will last or how it will end, but it may Richards' final shot especially if he wants to make it in the NBA. With management in the league and a new collective bargaining agreement that's forcing teams to be frugal with their payroll, Richards needs to prove he won't be a liability or lost cause on a team before he's given a shot in the major leagues. Richards certainly has the skills to make it into any league. With his seven foot frame, he's an asset that will always be considered as a possibility, but that doesn't necessarily mean teams will gamble on him. If Richards can keep a solid reputation from now on, the San Antonio Spurs may be calling up their 2010 second round pick for something more than a summer league invite. He'll have plenty to prove, especially with the team signing Aron Baynes to a contract in a scheme where they're trying to win a title now and also keep a bright future in place. Ryan Richards will have to look at the big picture from now on if he wants to make the jump.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ronda Rousey on having kids: 'I'm an ovarian goldmine'

Pedro Martinez: Rose should be allowed in Hall of Fame

Pablo Sandoval 'cut things off at the root' with Giants

Scott Boras taking shots at Cubs' history over Kris Bryant

Kingdome debt finally paid off 15 years after demolition

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

49ers waive Jonathan Martin

Former MLBer Curt Ford assaulted, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’

Russell Westbrook was very ‘confused’ by media after loss

NCAA 'concerned' over Indiana's 'religious freedom' bill

Report: James frustrated with Love’s inability to fit in

Shane Victorino rips radio hosts for twisting Hamels trade talk

How a basketball-themed art exhibit changed perceptions

Bucs admit they’ve been getting calls about Mike Glennon

The last Expo standing

NHL ships nets which have room for cameras inside posts

Toronto Raptors limping into the playoffs

Best picks ever at every spot in first round of NFL Draft

Alonzo Mourning confirms “Who wants to sex Mutombo?”

CC Sabathia attempting to get healthier by getting … fatter?

You can bid on Andrew McCutchen’s recently cut locks

Is Chuck Pagano receiving the Jim Harbaugh treatment?

Wideouts wearing out their welcome

Dean Smith willed $200 to each of his former players

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The last Expo standing

Five under-the-radar AL MVP candidates

Michigan sent recruit's GF a letter

MLB teams that could disappoint

25 years ago, the best Sweet 16 of all time was pure madness

The 2015 bad quarterback carousel

17 facts to know before the Sweet 16

Agent: Sam was horrible at veteran combine

Keeping judo ‘pure’ in Europe means keeping MMA out

The Sweet 16 should be seen as success

On the Browns, Hard Knocks, questions and narratives

Sweet 16 West Region preview

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.