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Richaun Holmes Reportedly Traded to Suns by 76ers

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 20, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers forward Richaun Holmes (22) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Denver. Philadelphia won 107-102. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Richaun Holmes to the Phoenix Suns, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.

Charania added that Philadelphia will receive cash considerations and has signed 2017 second-round pick Jonah Bolden to a four-year, $7 million rookie deal, which includes team options.

The Sixers opted to pick up Holmes' 2018-19 option earlier this offseason, putting him at a non-guaranteed salary of $1.6 million.

Since being drafted in the second round in 2015, Holmes had become a solid contributor in Philadelphia, albeit in limited action. The 24-year-old averaged 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in his first three seasons as a pro, topping out at 9.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 2016-17.

The 6'10", 235-pound big man has quickly become known for his electrifying dunks:

Holmes becomes the Suns' latest addition as they look to bounce back from a 21-61 performance and end a eight-year playoff drought. The team drafted center Deandre Ayton with the No. 1 overall pick in last month's draft and also signed veteran Trevor Ariza, among other moves.