By Mary Cunningham
As the Sixers prepare to open training camp next week, let’s see where back-up center Richaun Holmes stands — in fantasy and for real.
Since center Joel Embiid’s health is always a question mark, Holmes figures to carve out a fantasy-relevant role this season.
Holmes’ skill set meshes with the modern-day NBA.
The Bowling Green product is a springy shot-blocker with three-point range, as evidenced by the 1.7 blocks and 0.8 triples he averaged per 36 minutes last season.
Holmes finished the year as the 112th-ranked player on a per-game basis in nine-category leagues despite playing only 20.9 minutes per game, but his top-100 upside is tied entirely to Embiid’s health.
Regardless, he’s going undrafted in early ESPN.com leagues, so he’ll be a low-risk, high-upside flier with one of your final few picks.