Richaun Holmes News

Richaun Holmes    F  76ers

 

 

Richaun Holmes said he wants to be in the best shape of his life entering the 2017-18 season. He's coming off a breakout season in Philly and really shined when Joel Embiid (knee) went down, averaging 13.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 0.7 3-pointers on 58.1 percent shooting after the All-Star break. As for his offseason plans, Holmes said he wants to add strength, become a better pick-and-roll defender and to keep working on his perimeter shooting -- he shot 35.1 percent from deep last season, so he has a good foundation to build on. 76ers coach Brett Brown called Holmes a "lightning-in-the-bottle" player and he should be the favorite to back up Embiid in 2017-18. If you draft The Process, handcuffing him with Holmes makes too much sense.

HoopsHype

Jun 19 - 11:54 AM

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Coach Brett Brown acknowledged Richaun Holmes as a keeper for the 76ers. Jahill Okafor was not included in this group. Holmes clearly outplayed Okafor late in the season and his transition to center has gone about as seamless as possible. If the 76ers can indeed unload Okafor, Holmes could be looking at 20 minutes off the bat next year. Given Joel Embiid's injury history, Holmes will be one of the best fantasy handcuffs out there.

Keith Pompey on Twitter

Apr 14 - 7:50 PM

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Holmes finished with 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and one block across 36 minutes during Saturday's 90-82 loss to the Bucks.

RotoWire

Apr 08 - 11:48 PM

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Richaun Holmes scored 17 points and hit a career-high three 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Bucks. James Johnson is going to get a lot of love and he deserves it, but Holmes is in the mix for Waiver Wire Pickup of the Year as well. He finished 6-of-11 from the field with 10 rebounds and one block in 36 minutes and will continue to be a must-start player in the final two games of the season.

Apr 08 - 10:15 PM

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Richaun Holmes had a productive game in 24 minutes vs. the Nets on Tuesday, scoring 16 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and two triples. He was well on his way to a big night and hit 7-of-11 from the field, but the Nets ran away with this game and the 76ers pulled their starters early. 76ers coach Brett Brown recently described Holmes as a "lightning-in-the-bottle" player and it sounds like they want him to open the 2017-18 season as the primary backup behind Joel Embiid (knee). Prior to Tuesday, he was averaging 13.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals on 60.0 percent shooting since the break, so he's obviously a must-start player the rest of the way.

Apr 04 - 10:12 PM

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76ers coach Brett Brown showered Richaun Holmes with praise. "I think a lot of the good teams have those lightning-in-the-bottle players that can just change a game," Brown said. "You know, initially, you are wondering can he be one of those. Is he a duration player? I think since he's come into the starting five, you are recognizing that there's more durability." Holmes is helping Philly fans forget about Nerlens Noel, posting averages of 13.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals on 60.0 percent shooting since the break. He's been one of the best fantasy pickups of the season and is the favorite to open the 2017-18 campaign as Joel Embiid's primary backup.

Philly

Apr 03 - 9:51 AM

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Richaun Holmes led the Sixers on Wednesday with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting, adding eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Holmes even went 2-of-2 from the line with just one turnover in 32 minutes, rounding out a very strong line vs. Dwight Howard and the Hawks. He made all of his attempts from within 10 feet tonight, and is a terrific fantasy option with Jahlil Okafor (knee) is sidelined.

Mar 29 - 10:16 PM

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Holmes recorded 25 points (11-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 32 minutes of play in Wednesday's 99-92 loss to the Hawks.

RotoWire

Mar 29 - 12:13 AM

RT @MVCyclones: Time flies. It’s already been two years since our former Cyclone, Richaun Holmes (2011-12), was drafted in the NBA! #Basket…
@tmoore76ers Any chance Richaun Holmes plays some/more 4 next year? Shot .351% from three & has been in 3pt contests in the gym this summer.
RT @ethanhekker: Crazy how Richaun Holmes is better than 3rd overall pick Jahlil Okafor
Crazy how Richaun Holmes is better than 3rd overall pick Jahlil Okafor
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Shawn Long was the third best center on the Sixers, behind Joel Embiid and Richaun Holmes.
@BobCooney76 dear Bob, the days of Richaun Holmes sitting behind Okafor are OVER. Sincerely, everyone with eyes
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Richaun Holmes: « Tout dépendra de l’alchimie que nous arriverons à créer » https://t.co/TJFhTHzF0K
RT @MVCyclones: Time flies. It’s already been two years since our former Cyclone, Richaun Holmes (2011-12), was drafted in the NBA! #Basket…
RT @MVCyclones: Time flies. It’s already been two years since our former Cyclone, Richaun Holmes (2011-12), was drafted in the NBA! #Basket…
RT @MVCyclones: Time flies. It’s already been two years since our former Cyclone, Richaun Holmes (2011-12), was drafted in the NBA! #Basket…
RT @MVCyclones: Time flies. It’s already been two years since our former Cyclone, Richaun Holmes (2011-12), was drafted in the NBA! #Basket…
Time flies. It’s already been two years since our former Cyclone, Richaun Holmes (2011-12), was drafted in the NBA!… https://t.co/pNmxeHlaSs
Richaun Holmes and Joel Embiid stepping on the floor together this year https://t.co/ML4J0dLrOn