76ers sign Richaun Holmes


The 76ers did well to draft Richaun Holmes – No. 30 on my board – with the No. 37 pick.

Now, they’ve locked him up long-term.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

76ers second round selection Richaun Holmes has agreed to terms on a multi-year rookie contract with Philadelphia, league sources told RealGM.

Jake Fischer of Liberty Ballers:

The first two seasons of which will be significantly guaranteed, per the source.

CSN Philly:

Whether Holmes will be ready to participate in training camp remains to be seen. The athletic 6-foot-8 power forward broke his elbow during summer league action in Utah

If this is like Philadelphia’s other contracts with second-round picks, it’s for four years and Holmes will make a little more than the minimum in year one and possibly year two.

The 76ers obviously have time to be patient with Holmes’ elbow. They’re not trying to win this season, anyway. As long as his injury doesn’t cause long-term harm – and it doesn’t seem like it would – it’s not a problem.

Holmes is a fairly raw big man who excelled at Bowling Green defending the paint, blocking shots and grabbing rebounds. His offense game needs polish, and the jump in competition level will be steeper for him than most rookies. But he was already productive, and it seems he has a lot of room to grow – a promising combination.