Richaun Holmes scored 11 points Thursday, going 5 of 7 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Dallas Mavericks 99-89. Holmes grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +16 in his 21:59 on the floor. He added one block and two steals.
Richaun Holmes scored 11 points with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 22 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.
Advice: He took a shot to the face and was able to return. Holmes has been the best big man on the roster lately, and coach Igor Kokoskov has said his energy level is a talent for the former 76er. It may be closer to a 50/50 minutes split with Deandre Ayton, and Holmes may also get the garbage time. He's done more than enough lately to warrant an add in 12-team leagues.
Richaun Holmes scored a season-high 19 points before fouling out in 25 minutes vs. the Clippers on Monday.
Advice: Deandre Ayton played 28 minutes with five fouls of his own in the overtime loss. Holmes was a +7 and shot 7-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks. He's still playing exclusively at center which limits his upside behind Phoenix's franchise center, but he's been a per-minute monster and has been returning top-70 value in 9-category leagues over the past two weeks. If the Suns ever use him alongside Ayton, look out.
Richaun Holmes scored eight points Tuesday on 2-of-4 shooting as the Phoenix Suns fell to the San Antonio Spurs 111-86. Holmes grabbed two rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -24 in his 17:11 of playing time. He added three blocks.
Richaun Holmes scored 19 points Monday on 7-of-9 shooting as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 123-119 in overtime. Holmes grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 25:01 of playing time before fouling out. He added three blocks and one steal.
Richaun Holmes moved back to the bench on Friday with 11 points, four rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes against the Heat on Friday.
Advice: Maybe Deandre Ayton had a stomach issue or maybe he didn't, but the Suns look like they have to keep Ayton in the first unit. Still, the Suns are getting blown out every night and have lost by at least 14 in six straight games. All that garbage time has made Holmes viable in competitive leagues for his upside in blocks.
Richaun Holmes made his first start of the season on Thursday, scoring nine points with four rebounds, one assist and one foul in 21 minutes against the Blazers.
Advice: It's still a guessing game on why Deandre Ayton, but for now it sounds like Ayton moving to the bench was a lineup decision based on some things coach Igor Kokoskov said. "This is the NBA," Igor said about his lineup change. "Nobody asks you who you're starting. [We'll just] put five people on the court to compete, play." Holmes only needs about 22 minutes to have value, so he's worth a flier in competitive leagues, especially with all the garbage time he's getting.
Richaun Holmes scored 11 points Friday, going 5 of 7 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Miami Heat 115-98. Holmes pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 18:46 on the floor. He added two blocks.
Richaun Holmes will come off the bench vs. Miami on Friday.
Advice: Deandre Ayton came off the bench on Thursday, reportedly because he wasn't feeling great, but it'll be business as usual in the Suns' frontcourt tonight. Holmes still has some deep-league appeal as a source of FG%, rebounds and defensive stats.
Richaun Holmes will start on Thursday night against the Blazers, according to the Suns broadcast.
Advice: Wow, this is a stunner and we're still getting details here. Deandre Ayton is going to be active and we still don't know what's going on here with his status. Perhaps Ayton is getting benched for his struggles, but either way it's not a bad idea to add Holmes in competitive leagues to see how this shakes out.