Depth in the frontcourt is crucial in the NBA. The Kings have a handful of impactful bigs that deserve playing time and Richaun Holmes has really blossomed since arriving in Sacramento. He’s averaging over 13 points, eight rebounds, and one block per game in three seasons with the Kings after a quiet first few years in the league.
Holmes is a high-energy player in the frontcourt with experience as a starter and off the bench throughout his NBA career. Given the landscape of the NBA as COVID continues to diminish rosters on a nightly basis, the more options a team has, the better.
Marvin Bagley has not become the star he was expected to be when he was selected with the second overall pick in 2018. Clearing some of the dust might be good for some of the young guys in the roster and force them to step up with more playing time under their belts.
Holmes cannot be moved until January 15 since he signed a new deal with the Kings this past offseason and a trade would ignite his trade kicker which is not all that favorable for the Kings. It would be a bit more challenging to move Holmes but playoff-hungry teams have a need for him.
This is certainly a player to keep an eye on. If injuries strike a frontcourt, teams will be calling each other for help.