By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
It's been written for what feels like two years now that the San Antonio Spurs need a mobile big man that score and play some defense. After seeing some of his highlight reel, a lot of people thought 2010 second round pick Ryan Richards could, in time, be that guy. Then, when Richards turned up on the Spurs Summer League team in July, people thought that time could be sooner rather than later. Richards had his ups, downs and meh's, mostly meh's, but enough ups to maybe get an invite to Spurs training camp.
Yet, here we are a day away from the start of camp and Richards' name is nowhere to be found on the Spurs' roster. Instead, their are undersized, mobile forwards like Derrick Brown, Tyler Wilkerson and Josh Powell. So what's the hold up? Did the Spurs not see enough in Richards to give him an invite? Even if he isn't good enough to make the Spurs' roster wouldn't the Austin Toros be the perfect place for him to go? The short answer is yes, but it's not that simple.
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