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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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Carl
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August 2, 2021 8:47 pm

Glad they retained Holmes. Seems like a fair value deal, and would have set the team back had he not been retained. I’m hoping there’s more to the Thompson deal than we know, like another team gets in the mix and the Kings end up with another asset.

Gojira2021
August 2, 2021 8:48 pm

Sorry Nerlens…… best of luck in finding another team to overpay you.

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August 2, 2021 9:17 pm
Reply to  Gojira2021

He already did…

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August 2, 2021 9:19 pm
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I would have been fine with Noel as a fallback option for Holmes.

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