Report: Suns center Richaun Holmes arrested in Miami for possession of marijuana
Authorities have arrested Phoenix Suns big man Richaun Holmes for marijuana possession in Miami on Wednesday night.
According to the David Ovalle of Miami Herald, police arrested Holmes and former NBA G League player James Webb after being pulled over in Aventura. The two, however, posted bond and were released after spending a few hours in jail.
Holmes was a solid rotation player for the Suns in the 2018-19 season, even starting in four games for the team. He primarily serves as backup to rookie center and 2018 top overall pick Deandre Ayton.
The 25-year-old power forward-slash-center averaged 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 70 games for Phoenix this past campaign. He also shot a solid 60.8 percent from the field while playing roughly 16 minutes a night.
Holmes is set to enter his fifth year in the NBA. He spent his first three seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before the team sent him to Phoenix last summer for cash considerations.
A second-round pick out of Bowling Green, Holmes is not the first one this offseason to be arrested for possession of marijuana. Earlier this month, Brooklyn Nets star D’Angelo Russell was cited for marijuana at a New York airport.
Holmes has a chance to develop into a serviceable rotation player. However, as Stephen A. Smith always say, “stay off the weed.