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Chris Richard - PF/C, 6'9, 256
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
       Date of birth: 12/25/1984
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 41st pick, 2007
     Out of: Florida
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

10th April, 2007 USBL Drafted 2nd overall in the 2007 USBL Draft by Gary Steelheads.
2007 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 41st overall by Minnesota.
30th August, 2007 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
25th September, 2007 CBA Drafted 19th overall in the 2007 CBA Draft by Albany Patroons.
28th January, 2008 D-League Assigned by Minnesota to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
19th February, 2008 D-League Recalled by Minnesota from Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
29th September, 2008 NBA Re-signed by Minnesota to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
23rd October, 2008 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
7th November, 2008 D-League Drafted 1st overall in the 2008 D-League Draft by Tulsa 66ers.
27th February, 2009 D-League Waived by Tulsa 66ers due to injury,
25th September, 2009 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
22nd October, 2009 NBA Waived by Chicago.
14th January, 2010 D-League Acquired by Tulsa 66ers.
5th February, 2010 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Chicago.
15th February, 2010 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Chicago.
18th February, 2010 NBA Chicago terminated 10 day contract early.
25th February, 2010 D-League Designated as a returning player by Tulsa 66ers.
3rd March, 2010 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2011 with Chicago.
30th June, 2010 NBA Waived by Chicago.
27th September, 2010 NBA Re-signed by Chicago to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
6th October, 2010 NBA Waived by Chicago.
3rd December, 2010 China Signed for the remainder of the season with Liaoning.
10th February, 2011 China Released by Liaoning.
When: Where:
2003 - 2007 Florida (NCAA)
July 2007 Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
August 2007 - June 2008 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2008 Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
September 2008 - October 2008 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2008 - February 2009 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
July 2009 Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
January 2010 - February 2010 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
February 2010 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2010 - March 2010 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
March 2010 - June 2010 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2010 Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
December 2010 - February 2011 Liaoning (China)
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Chris Richard is similarly unproductive. He is an average-to-decent rebounder, yet offensively, he contributes incredibly little. He has no jumpshot, no free throw stroke, can't catch, can't move without the ball, dribble, post-up, or make anything consistently around the basket. This would be fine in an NBA centre if Chris Richard were really an NBA centre. But that's debatable as well. Undersized at 6'9, and not quick, Richard plays defense via the foul. He has a limited use, coming into the game and pushing guys around a bit, which is a role that can be occasionally useful to have even if it doesn't sound like it. However, the Bulls already have Kirk Thomas. No team ever needs Chris Richard, but the team already with Kirk Thomas definitely doesn't need Chris Richard, who is like the 38-year-old Kirk Thomas without the jumpshot. (And if you don't know why Kurt Thomas is being called Kirk Thomas this season, then don't worry about it.) The Bulls have Omer Asik as the project third string centre, so whatever upside the 25 year old oft-injured Richard may be considered to have is upside he'll have to realise elsewhere.

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   The best of what's left

Chris Richard - Richard is an oft-injured undersized 6'9 centre who can't score, defends via the foul and who doesn't rebound particularly well. He was a mere sixth man in 4 years of college, underwhelmed in the D-League, and has done nothing in his time in the NBA. But aided by some love from the Bulls, he keeps coming back. And he really can play man to man post defense.

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   Chinese Basketball Association Imports, 2010/11, Again

Chris Richard - 18 games, 30.5 mpg, 12.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.3 spg, 1.1 bpg, 1.5 TOpg, 62% FG, 25% 3PT, 64% FT

Liaoning began the season with the ex-NBA players, Richard and Smith. Smith has toured the Asian and South American leagues for a few years now, and had previously been playing in Venezuela, appearing in the Liga Sudeamericana with Espartanos de Margarita. For Richard, however, this was his first trip outside of America. Everything before now has been either the NBA or D-League for him. And he found it tough going in China, as evidenced by his averages. They're not bad by any stretch, yet they pale to most of the above.

The 25% three point shooting is a result of Richard's season total of 1-4, all four of which came in the same game. Liaoning lost in a blowout. Guess Richard decided to have some fun with it. He played only one more game before being replaced by [Anthony] Myles.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Chris Richard - Richard retired from the game this summer to concentrate on his foundation for underprivileged children, the Rich Kids Project.

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