Kings F/C Richaun Holmes told NBC Sports California recently that, “I absolutely love Sacramento. This community, this city, these fans - have shown me, in my short time here, that I really couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else.” (James Ham on Twitter)
Holmes came to Sacramento via free agency in the Summer of 2019, signing a two-year, $10M deal with the Kings. He spent three seasons with the 76ers, where he wasn’t much more than a role player off the bench for a rebuilding squad. He then spent a year in Phoenix before joining the Kings. He was having a fantastic 2019-2020 season, averaging a career high 12.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 29 minutes per game. He also shot 65.4% from the field and 80% from the stripe. Holmes was a top-50 player in 9-category head to head leagues before the season got postponed. He was one of the top pickups in fantasy basketball for many owners this year. Look for Holmes, only 26 years old, to continue finding success as he continues to grow and fine-tune his game, hopefully in Sacramento.