The NBA trade deadline is right around the corner and Kings center Richaun Holmes is a hot commodity.
Holmes is drawing trade interest from the Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets ahead of the March 25 deadline, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Monday morning.
Holmes is having a career-year this season with the Kings. He's averaging a career-high 13.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, which also is a career-best. Holmes also is averaging 1.6 blocks per game while playing 30.1 minutes a night.
The Kings have a tough decision to make with Holmes. The 27-year-old has turned into a key player for Luke Walton's system in Sacramento over the last two seasons, but he's an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason. Do the Kings send him packing to add future assets or keep him in-house and look to lock him up long term?
Entering Monday, the Kings (17-25) are the No. 13 seed in the Western Conference. That places them outside of the play-in tournament and in trouble of missing the playoffs yet again.
It ia clear teams will be calling the Kings regarding a number of players, and Holmes tops the list of KIngs who will garner trade interest over the next few days.