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Suns Center Richaun Holmes Arrested on Marijuana Possession Charge

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 25:  Richaun Holmes #21 of the Phoenix Suns looks on during a game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 25, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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Phoenix Suns big man Richaun Holmes and former Brooklyn Nets swingman James Webb III were arrested Wednesday night in Miami on a charge of misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

David Ovalle of the Miami Herald reported the news, noting Holmes was pulled over prior to the arrest.

Each player posted bond after they spent a brief time in jail on Wednesday.

Andy Slater of 640 The Hurricane shared Holmes' mugshot and additional details:

Andy Slater @AndySlater

SLATER SCOOP: Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes was arrested in S. Florida on Wednesday for marijuana possession. Holmes is accused of having a joint that was “hot and smoldering in a cupholder” next to him. He’s the second Suns player to be arrested in S. Fla. in 2 weeks https://t.co/GvpVP0q8mv

Holmes entered the league as a second-round pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2015 NBA draft and played three seasons in the City of Brotherly Love before he was traded to Phoenix. He appeared in a career-high 70 games in 2018-19 for the Suns and averaged 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks a night while being used primarily as a backup to rookie Deandre Ayton.

Webb appeared in 10 games during the 2017-18 campaign for the Nets and averaged just 1.6 points a night.

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