Danny Leroux thinks Richaun Holmes would be a great frontcourt fit with Chet Holmgren for the Thunder

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Danny Leroux thinks Richaun Holmes would be a great frontcourt fit with Chet Holmgren for the Thunder
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Dunc’d On’s Danny Leroux recently went on the “Game Theory” podcast with The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie to discuss offseason previews for NBA teams in the southwest and northwest divisions. When talking about the Oklahoma City Thunder, Leroux threw out the idea of the team potentially acquiring Richaun Holmes to be a short-term frontcourt partner with Chet Holmgren.

“Richaun Holmes is exactly the right level of player who can help Oklahoma City but not fundamentally change their future. He makes you better, he gives you pieces to evaluate. Let’s say if they end up with Chet (Holmgren), then you can play Chet at either spot it’s gonna work out in. There isn’t a center for me personally on OKC’s team right now that I love. I could see something like that with Holmgren if he ends up being the pick. Bridging the gap, Holmes isn’t making so much money and there are a bunch of Richaun Holmes level players all around the league on teams that could use a little more flexibility or don’t need that player in particular.”

Holmes averaged 10.4 points and seven rebounds on 66 percent shooting and 40 percent three-point shooting in 45 games with the Sacramento Kings last season.

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