2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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Richaun Holmes: 2 years, $9.8 million (Sacramento Kings)

Richaun Holmes was one of the few bright spots in another dreary season for the Phoenix Suns, injecting energy and hustle plays off the bench behind Deandre Ayton. Holmes posted 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in his meager 16.9 minutes per game, but he was one of the few legitimate positives on the entire roster.

Competition for minutes within the crowded Sacramento Kings frontcourt will be fierce, but Holmes shouldn’t be overlooked. Even if he plays 10-15 minutes a night, he’ll be making a positive impact in his limited playing time, and the King will be signing him using the room exception.

Holmes is an efficient finisher, shooting 60.8 percent from the floor, and can bang on the boards for put-back opportunities with the best of them. He’s a somewhat limited player, but as a screen-diver and high-motor bench piece, this is a pretty fair deal for both parties.

Grade: B+