Players > Retired > Chris Richard
Chris Richard
PF/C - 6'9, 256lbs - 39 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
  • Birthdate: 12/25/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): 41st pick, 2007
  • Pre-draft team: Florida
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
10th April, 2007USBLDrafted 2nd overall in the 2007 USBL Draft by Gary Steelheads.
2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 41st overall by Minnesota.
30th August, 2007NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
25th September, 2007CBADrafted 19th overall in the 2007 CBA Draft by Albany Patroons.
28th January, 2008D-LeagueAssigned by Minnesota to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
19th February, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by Minnesota from Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
29th September, 2008NBARe-signed by Minnesota to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
23rd October, 2008NBAWaived by Minnesota.
7th November, 2008D-LeagueDrafted 1st overall in the 2008 D-League Draft by Tulsa 66ers.
27th February, 2009D-LeagueWaived by Tulsa 66ers due to injury,
25th September, 2009NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
22nd October, 2009NBAWaived by Chicago.
14th January, 2010D-LeagueAcquired by Tulsa 66ers.
5th February, 2010NBASigned a 10 day contract with Chicago.
15th February, 2010NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Chicago.
18th February, 2010NBAChicago terminated 10 day contract early.
25th February, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Tulsa 66ers.
3rd March, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2011 with Chicago.
30th June, 2010NBAWaived by Chicago.
27th September, 2010NBARe-signed by Chicago to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
6th October, 2010NBAWaived by Chicago.
3rd December, 2010ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Liaoning.
10th February, 2011ChinaReleased by Liaoning.
Career Moves
2003 - 2007Florida (NCAA)
July 2007Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
August 2007 - June 2008Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2008Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
September 2008 - October 2008Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2008 - February 2009Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
July 2009Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009Chicago Bulls (NBA)
January 2010 - February 2010Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
February 2010Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2010 - March 2010Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
March 2010 - June 2010Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2010Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010Chicago Bulls (NBA)
December 2010 - February 2011Liaoning (China)
Articles about Chris Richard

March 19, 2013

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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March 13, 2011

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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September 28, 2010

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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July 30, 2010

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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