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Kings: Center Richaun Holmes out at least 2-3 weeks

Richaun Holmes

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 4: Richaun Holmes #22 of the Sacramento Kings looks on during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 4, 2020 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Richaun Holmes has been the Kings’ most productive player this season.

Better players have battled injury and inconsistency. Higher-paid players have disappointed.

But Holmes – who signed for the room exception last summer – has been a breath of fresh air at center. He’s averaging a highly efficient 13 points, eight rebounds, a block and a steal per game. He’s Sacramento’s only rotation player with a positive plus-minus.

So, this is a blow.

James Ham of NBC Sports:

Sacramento (15-24) is hanging in the periphery of the postseason race. Competing will be far more difficult without Holmes.

At least the Kings have options at center.

They can turn back to Dewayne Dedmon, who requested a trade amid a role reduction behind Holmes. Harry Giles might not have a future in Sacramento, but he can step in now. Marvin Bagley III is also getting healthy: