January 9, 2019, 4:42 amRichaun HolmesF/C, Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes was dominant in Tuesday's win over the Kings, scoring 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 18 minutes off the bench.
The elephant in the room is Deandre Ayton, who had a nice statistical night with 17 & 12 on 8-of-13 shooting with a steal and block in 30 minutes, but got torched repeatedly on defense while Holmes controlled both sides of the floor with pick and roll offense and ridiculous defense. If whomever you're listening to thinks that Ayton is better than him, just disregard their basketball opinion going forward, as we think he's better than All Star contender Clint Capela right now. Alas, the Suns cannot sit their No. 1 overall pick and Holmes owners will just have to wipe their tears with top 45-85 value (9/8 cat) over the last month.