Neil Rochlani and Dan Besbris usually talk betting on Tuesdays, but it's post-mortem season, and today it's time for the Phoenix Suns!
October 17, 2019, 12:35 amRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes started on Wednesday and scored two points with eight rebounds, two assists and a block.
Holmes got the starting nod as Dewayne Dedmon (rest) sat this one out. He'll be a great play whenever Dedmon misses time, but he should still be able to scrape out some standard-league value regardless. If you don't know our love for Holmes, you haven't been around enough.
October 14, 2019, 11:39 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes scored 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting with three boards, two steals and a block in Monday's preseason win over the Jazz.
Holmes returned to action from a sore groin and looked great out there per usual. He'll most likely stay behind Dewayne Dedmon as he and Bagley don't work out as well due to them both playing inside the paint. His fantasy impact will be stifled as long as the Kings are healthy but there's no doubt that his contributions in reality are going to be well worth the two-year $10 million contract he signed this summer.
October 5, 2019, 11:18 amRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes (sore groin) will not play against the Pacers on Saturday.
This is the first we are hearing about Holmes’ injury but hopefully it is not serious and another update is sure to follow. He put up 10 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 19 minutes off the bench in Friday’s preseason opener. Trevor Ariza and Cory Joseph are also being held out of today’s game but neither has an injury designation, unlike Holmes.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
July 16, 2019, 3:29 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
The Kings have announced the signing of Richaun Holmes.
Holmes is set to make $10 million over the next two seasons. He'll push for minutes in a crowded frontcourt, but if it's a true meritocracy then he should quickly rise to the front of the pack. Last season he was able to deliver standard-league value in only 16.9 mpg, so he's someone to target late in drafts on the expectation that he gets more burn in Sacramento. It's a potentially messy situation but we have faith that Holmes will make the most of it for fantasy purposes. For the Kings, it's a straight up steal.
Source: Sacramento Kings
July 1, 2019, 3:26 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Kings.
Holmes is a fantastic on-court fit for the Kings given his athleticism and defensive capabilities. He's also coming off a season where he somehow managed to return top-150 fantasy value (per-game) despite only receiving 16.9 minutes a night. It's a great signing that will help the Kings, but it only adds to their logjam up front. Sacramento now has Holmes, Dewayne Dedmon, Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles contending for minutes at the five, with Bagley, Giles, Harrison Barnes, Trevor Ariza and Nemanja Bjelica contending for power forward minutes. How the Kings juggle all that will ultimately determine whether this deal ends up looking as good as it should, though it's a great move in a vacuum.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 12:10 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Phoenix Suns
Alex Kennedy is reporting that Richaun Holmes is attracting interest from the Lakers, Bucks, and Bulls.
The Hoop-Ball favorite would slide right into the backup center role with all of these teams, with the Lakers or Bulls potentially being able to offer him the best role. Holmes likely won't be picking a new home until a lot of free agency dust settles, but we will be sure to monitor where he lands when he does.
Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter
May 23, 2019, 8:59 amRichaun HolmesF/C, Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes was arrested on Wednesday night for a misdemeanor marijuana charge in Miami-Dade.
It's the second time a Suns player has been arrested in Miami-Dade, the southeastern-most county in Florida, this month – Josh Jackson was arrested at Rolling Loud, a music festival. Holmes was ironically booked as "Richard" Holmes, which we would certainly spin as an ode to how underrated he is. James Webb, who last played for the Nets in 2017-18, was also arrested. They were charged with possession of cannabis and spent a few hours in jail before posting bond. We'll see if this has any affect on Holmes' upcoming free agency.
Source: David Ovalle on Miami Herald
April 9, 2019, 11:12 pmRichaun HolmesF/C, Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes was sidelined with an ankle sprain on Tuesday but was able to gleam in limited minutes this year.
A Hoop Ball favorite, Holmes somehow managed to produce top-130-150 value (9/8 cat) on the season in only 16.9 minutes per game. He gave Deandre Ayton a run for his money during his strong stretch of play from November-January and on a per-36 basis he produces at a top-40 level. We've seen the monster lines and his production when given minutes so there's no doubt the talent is there. He plays with an extremely high motor and he does everything you want from a modern big in the NBA. Some lucky team is going to sign him this offseason and we're hoping it's one that can give him a larger role than the one he had this year.
April 9, 2019, 1:40 pmRichaun HolmesF/C, Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes (left ankle sprain) is out for Tuesday's game with the Mavs.
Ray Spalding, who exploded for 21 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and three steals two games ago, and Dragan Bender, who has provided top-110 9-cat league value the past two weeks, are in line for extended runs once again. Each makes for an intriguing DFS plays in a nice matchup with the Mavs.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 8, 2019, 1:48 pmRichaun HolmesF/C, Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup vs. the Mavericks.
Holmes has played in only two of his last five games and is in jeopardy of missing the final game of the season. With Deandre Ayton already ruled out he'd get a good bit of opportunity so it would be good to see him get out there. However, if he can't suit up then Ray Spalding and Dragan Bender have the most to gain from it.
Source: Gerald Bourguet on Twitter
April 7, 2019, 6:57 pmRichaun HolmesF/C, Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rockets.
With both Holmes and Deandre Ayton out, it will be another Dragan Bender and Ray Spalding showcase. All praise silly season.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
April 7, 2019, 3:50 pmRichaun HolmesF/C, Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes (left ankle sprain) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Rockets.
Holmes had previously been listed as questionable, and he was actually probable on Friday before being ruled out. He's missing a great chance to put up huge numbers but fantasy owners can turn to Dragan Bender and Ray Spalding for potential production in the meantime.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 6, 2019, 7:14 pmRichaun HolmesF/C, Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes (left ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rockets.
Holmes was listed as probable for Friday's game before being ruled out. If he cannot go again, Ray Spalding and Dragan Bender will be in for a bigger workload once again.
Source: NBA Injury Report
The Suns have pieces, but can they ever get on the right track?