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  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes told NBC Sports California on Wednesday that he wants to play in Sacramento for the rest of his career.

    Holmes said he "absolutely loves" Sacramento and "couldn't see [himself] playing anywhere else". He had high praises of the fans, the roster and the community of Sacramento. Holmes is in his first year of a two-year contract and is expected to be the starting center next season with Dewayne Dedmon traded to Atlanta. Holmes is a top-40 player in 9-cat rankings this season and was flirting with first-round value before he went down with a right shoulder strain.

    Source: NBCS Bay Area

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) put up six points in 19 minutes of action on Sunday night in his second game back from a 25-game absence.

    Holmes shot 3-of-4 from the field and added three rebounds, two assists and two blocks to the stat sheet. He was able to play in the second game of a back-to-back set, so it is an encouraging sign for fantasy owners. As his minutes ramp up, Harry Giles will probably take the biggest hit. Giles had just two points and three boards in 14 minutes on Sunday. Giles can be returned to the waiver wire in most formats, while Holmes should be owned everywhere.

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) will play on Sunday, the day after he returned from a 25-game absence.

    Holmes logged 19 minutes last night and put up 10 points, eight boards and a block, so feel free to get him into all lineups tonight. He's an elite per-minute producer and has the potential to swing the playoff race — both in the Western Conference and fantasy leagues — assuming he gets up to speed quickly. That he's already playing in a back-to-back bodes extremely well.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) scored 10 points (3-of-8 from the floor) with eight rebounds and one block in 19 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

    It was great to see Holmes back in action after an extended absence. He will be eased back into the rotation, but he is a top-35 player per game on the season and could be a difference maker in the fantasy playoffs if he can get up to speed. Grab him off the waiver wire if he is available and hold on tight if you have him. The return of Holmes will impact Nemanja Bjelica (10 points in 20 minutes) and Harry Giles III (six points in 18 minutes) who could both be in the drop zone in standard leagues if they have a few bad games in a row.

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) will play on Saturday vs. the Blazers.

    Finally. Holmes will be on a minute limit and should be watched closely. The Kings won't take any chances, so expect him to be eased back slowly.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) has been listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Blazers, which would mark his first game action since January 6th.

    Holmes has legitimately put up second round fantasy value this season and fantasy owners have desperately awaited his return. While he's not a lock to return on Saturday, the Kings also play on Sunday so there is a good chance he plays in one of the two (but not both). If a desperate manager cut him to fight for a playoff spot, go out and snag him. It doesn't appear likely that Marvin Bailey III will return this year, so Holmes should have an easy path to playing time once he is back and settled in.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Coach Luke Walton said he anticipates having Richaun Holmes (shoulder) back as early as Saturday and said he may play in both games over the weekend.

    This is huge news for Holmes owners as he's expected to return just in time for some very critical games for fantasy playoffs. Squeeze as much as possible out of Alex Len and Harry Giles until that happens.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) is now doubtful for Thursday's game against the Sixers.

    Holmes has been upgraded for tonight's tilt against the Sixers, but is still unlikely to take the court. He's been clearly for full contact in practice. Keep an eye out for news leading up to tonight's matchup. Harry Giles and Alex Len have filled in admirably recently in Holmes' absence.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) has been cleared for full contact but will not play in Thursday's game against the Sixers.

    Holmes has been working his way back from a sprained shoulder that has kept him out since early January. After Thursday's game, the Kings have a back-to-back that starts on Saturday. Continue to monitor reports but it appears likely that Holmes will return in the near future barring a setback. His eventual return will affect the fantasy values of Harry Giles, Nemanja Bjelica and Alex Len.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) participated in practice on Wednesday but didn't go through 5-on-5.

    Holmes is a must-own player across formats and a return appears within reach. This is a positive update but Holmes will need to clear more hurdles in order to get back on the court. Continue to monitor for updates over the coming days.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings are hopeful that Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) will return to practice next week.

    That would be a major step in his recovery, and depending on the exact practice dates the Kings have in mind it's possible that Holmes is back on the floor by the end of the week. We'd expect some restrictions when he is cleared to play as he's been out since January 6, but Holmes should go back to being a must-start fantasy stud once he's up to speed again. Just hope for another positive update in the coming days.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Voice of the Kings Grant Napear said on Twitter that he expects Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) back, "This coming week if I had to guess."

    The team is yet to announce any official updates or timetables after saying Holmes would be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks on February 11. For what it's worth, Napear also said during the Kings' broadcast that he watched Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) go through a vigorous workout prior to the game, dunking and shooting threes, and that he looks like he is close to getting back. Although Holmes may not be inserted into the starting lineup right away, make sure he is not floating around any waiver wires as it looks like he might be back just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

    Source: Grant Napear on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes received a PRP injection to treat a labral tear in his right shoulder and will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.

    This is a tough break as it looked like Holmes was nearing a return to action last week before ultimately getting ruled out through the All-Star break. That break should help minimize the number of games he misses but this extending timeline, as well as the reveal that he's been dealing with a labral tear, is frustrating for fantasy GMs. Harry Giles should continue to start up front while this will create more minutes for Alex Len and maybe Jabari Parker when they get healthy. Nemanja Bjelica remains the safest fantasy option in Sacramento's frontcourt mix. Holmes has already missed 16 games but he's been so impactful when healthy that most GMs should just keep hanging on if at all possible.

    Source: Sacramento Kings on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) will not play on Monday or Wednesday.

    He'll be unavailable through the All-Star break according to Luke Walton. Nemanja Bjelica will be busy without Holmes, Alex Len or Jabari Parker cleared to play on Monday.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) is being listed as out for Monday's game versus the Bucks.

    Holmes was appearing to be closer to returning, but as the All-Star week approaches it seem increasingly more likely that he will sit out until then. Nemanja Bjelica will continue to handle a heavy workload while Holmes, Jabari Parker and Alex Len are out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report