Kings’ Richaun Holmes, Harrison Barnes won’t have minutes restriction; Alex Len out for team’s opener

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Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes will not be under a minutes restriction for the team’s first “seeding game” on July 31.

“Harrison [Barnes] and Richaun [Holmes] will play,” head coach Luke Walton said. “They won’t have a minutes restriction, I’ll just keep a close eye on their wind and see how they look, but no medical restrictions on them.”

Barnes tested positive for coronavirus back in early July and didn’t originally travel with the Kings to Orlando.

The 28-year-old has been on the Orlando campus for only nearly a week now and played in one of the team’s scrimmage games.

Due to the Kings missing Marvin Bagley III for the rest of the season and Alex Len for the first “seeding game”, Barnes could see more time at the power forward spot in the frontcourt.

On the other hand, Holmes had to re-quarantine for 10 days earlier this month after crossing the Disney campus line to pick up food.

Holmes was able to work out in his hotel room and the Kings also worked him back in slowly.

After finally getting cleared to rejoin the team on July 22, Holmes only played 18 minutes in the Kings’ last scrimmage, but he won’t have those kind of restrictions against the San Antonio Spurs.

Holmes is enjoying a breakout season, averaging 12.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.

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