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Richaun Holmes Staying In Sacramento On 4-Year Deal

This is a huge win the Kings.

Free agent Richaun Holmes is re-signing with the Sacramento Kings on a four-year deal worth up to $55 million, according to Shams Charania.

The deal reportedly includes a player option and a trade kicker. The trade kicker is likely where the extra money would come in, as the Kings were limited to using Early Bird Rights to keep Holmes.

This is a great win-win for both the team and Richaun. The Kings couldn’t afford to lose Holmes, and including some player-friendly elements helps to add value for Holmes even when the Kings couldn’t exceed certain dollar limits.

Holmes joined the Kings two years ago on a low-cost deal as a backup center and quickly won the starting job, as well as the love of Kings fans. It’s fantastic that he’ll be staying in Sacramento.

This is also a win for Monte McNair, who didn’t make cost-cutting trades at the deadline and gambled that the market wouldn’t price him out of retaining Holmes.

The Kings still have their Mid-Level Exception available for additional free agent signings.

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August 2, 2021 8:15 pm

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August 3, 2021 8:45 am
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So, have we traded Buddy/Bagley for Harris or Simmons yet?

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