Kings’ Richaun Holmes out at least 2-3 weeks

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Sacramento Kings big man Richaun Holmes will be re-evaluated in two-to-three weeks due to a right shoulder injury.

Holmes suffered the injury against the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 6.

Holmes is having a career-year, averaging 13.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, while shooting 66.0 percent from the field, third best in the NBA.

Kings head coach Luke Walton praised Holmes earlier this month.

“He’s been an anchor for us,” Walton said. “He plays with that passion and fire that I think the Sacramento fan base really gets behind because he just leaves it all out there every time he plays. He’s made a lot of winning plays for us. He’s having a heck of a year so far.”

Holmes’ injury will allow other frontcourt players like Dewayne Dedmon and Harry Giles to see increased minutes.

Marvin Bagley III will also be returning to the lineup after not playing since Dec. 26 with a foot sprain.