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Dwyane Wade thinks Kings’ Richaun Holmes can be another Montrezl Harrell

Dwyane Wade, Richaun Holmes, Montrezl Harrell, Kings

Richaun Holmes of the Sacramento Kings has sporadically shown flashes of what he could be through his first four years in the NBA. However, Holmes hasn’t had that breakout campaign that many believed he could have. Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade believes that in the right situation, Holmes can eventually round out a game like that of L.A. Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell.

This is definitely a fair comparison to make for Holmes and perhaps he can establish the niche that Harrell has found with the Clippers.

The 6-foot-10 big man failed to warrant consistent minutes from his three seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers and his lone season with the Phoenix Suns last year.

Now in his fifth season, Richaun Holmes is finally getting some increased opportunity with the Sacramento Kings. The 26-year old has seen an uptick in playing time with the injury to Marvin Bagley III.

Likewise, veteran center Dewayne Dedmon hasn’t quite panned out for the Kings thus far. Head coach Luke Walton pulled on the plug on Dedmon as their starting center and inserted Holmes into the first unit just four games into their 2019-20 campaign.

In 12 games so far, Holmes is averaging 10.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 26 minutes per game, while shooting 65.8 percent from the field – all career-bests. As a starter, his numbers are pretty much the same at 11.0 points, 8.0 boards, and 1.3 swats on 67.3 percent shooting.

It remains to be seen whether Holmes can take advantage and eventually sustain his increased role like Harrell has done for the Clippers. Sacramento’s fast-paced style certainly fits his game. Hopefully he can have his much-awaited breakout campaign this season.