Richaun Holmes was drafted in the second round (37th overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2015 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-10 rookie played in 51 games with one start and averaged 13.8 minutes per game. Holmes made his NBA debut on opening night, Oct. 28, with two points, three rebounds and one block during a loss at Boston. He registered his first NBA start on Nov. 9 and generated 11 points, three rebounds, one assists and two blocks in a home loss to the Bulls. But a hamstring injury forced Holmes to miss 10 of Philly's next 12 games. On Dec. 28, the rookie scored a season-high 18 points, to go with three boards and three blocks, during a loss at Utah. On Feb. 10, the Bowling Green product blocked a season-best four shots in a loss to the Kings. On Mar. 4, Holmes grabbed a season-high eight rebounds during a home loss to the Heat. The frontcourt reserve ended the season with per game averages of 5.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots. The rebuilding Sixers finished with a record of 10-72.2016
Holmes saw significantly more playing time during the 2016-17 season, his second in the Association. The Philadelphia frontcourt reserve appeared in 57 games, with 27 starts, and increased his minutes per game from 13.8 last season to 20.9 in 2016-17. On Nov. 25, Holmes generated 13 points, five boards and three blocks in a loss to Chicago. In mid-December, Holmes was diagnosed with a concussion from an injury suffered in practice and missed 15 straight NBA games. During part of that absence, Holmes played six games with the G League Delaware 87ers and averaged 12.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per G League contest. On Feb. 24, Holmes blocked a career-high five shots while double-doubling via 12 points and 10 rebounds in a win over the Wizards. Holmes registered five double-doubles for the season. An early March injury to Jahil Okafor (knee) opened the door for Holmes to see more playing time through the end of the season. He started 13 of Philly's last 15 games and averaged 14.3 points and 7.5 boards over 29.4 minutes per game during that span. On Mar. 11, Holmes came off the bench and scored a career-high 24 points, plus grabbed nine rebounds, in a road loss to the Clippers. Nine days later, Holmes started and double-doubled with a career-best-tying 24 points and career-high 14 rebounds during a close loss at Orlando. On Mar. 29, Holmes scored a new career-high 25 points and grabbed eight boards in a loss to the Hawks. The 76ers improved their record over last year by 18 wins, but still ended the season at 28-54.2017
Holmes played a reserve role over 48 games with Philadelphia, averaging 15.5 minutes per contest and picking up two starts. His season got off to a delayed start due to a fractured wrist he suffered in the preseason. Holmes made his debut on Nov. 3, scoring 6 points across 10 minutes against Indiana. The 24-year-old wasn't heavily used on the offensive end, as he averaged 5.0 shots per game, but he did shoot an effective 56.0 percent from the field. That translated to 6.5 points per game, and Holmes scored in double figures 14 times. He also recorded 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. A bout with gastroenteritis cost Holmes four games in January. Holmes scored a season-high 19 points in a win over Milwaukee on April 11, knocking down 8-of-11 from the field. He had another highly efficient outing on Dec. 12 against Minnesota, finishing with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting and also grabbing a season-high 11 rebounds. It was the only double-double of the year for the Bowling Green product. Holmes just missed out on two other double-doubles, as he twice scored in double figures and finished with nine rebounds. The 76ers ended the season with a mark of 52-30 and eliminated the Heat in the first round before losing to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Holmes saw his first career playoff action and played briefly in three of Philly's 10 post-season contests.2018
Holmes spent his 2018-19 season with Pheonix following an offseason trade from Philadelphia. The fourth-year player made a career-high 70 appearances for the Suns, averaging 8.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. He scored his 1,500th career point on Jan. 15 against the Indiana Pacers. He also set new single-season career highs with 572 points, 331 rebounds and 79 blocks. Holmes scored in double-digits in four consecutive games in three different stretches during the season. He scored a season-high 19 points in a 123-119 overtime loss to the Clippers, where he also grabbed seven boards. He recorded four double-doubles on the season: 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Brooklyn on Nov. 6, 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Sacramento on Dec. 4, 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 27, and 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. Houston on March 15. He improved his free throw shooting to a career-best 73.1 percent, raising his career average to 70.6. Homes continued to show growth, as both his playing time and minutes played averages increased after the All-Star Break.
June 25, 2015Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (37th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft.
July 31, 2015Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
July 20, 2018Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Phoenix Suns for cash.
July 16, 2019Signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings.