October 4, 2017, 7:02 pm
Richaun Holmes drew the start in Wednesday’s preseason game and logged nine points, three rebounds and three blocks in 17 minutes.
Holmes shot 4-of-8 and missed both of his 3-point shots but the rejections were nice. He’s got the inside track to be the second big off the bench (behind Dario Saric) and should soak up everything that’s left over at center. Holmes is a must-have handcuff if you’ve got the fortitude to pick Joel Embiid in the early rounds and has a stat set that should support strong value even in a backup role.