Holmes collected 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and one block in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 118-112 victory over Minnesota.
Holmes received the start with Robert Covington (back) still sidelined, and he put up his first double-double of the season. The points, rebounds and minutes were all season-highs, and he is starting to show signs of life. Amir Johnson only played 12 minutes, and it is likely that Holmes is starting to secure the backup center minutes. Tonight's starting role was likely due to the matchup, but he is worth keeping an eye on over the next few games to see if his recent form can earn him some consistent minutes at both the four and five positions.
Holmes will get the start at power forward for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Holmes will get his second start of the season Tuesday, as he pairs up in the frontcourt with Joel Embiid. The decision to insert him in the lineup is likely matchup based, but he has been playing well lately. The 24-year-old has averaged 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks across 21.8 minutes in the previous three games. He would become worth a flier in deeper leagues if he could start seeing consistent minutes in the twenties.
Holmes scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 0-3 3PT, 3-4 FT) to go with six rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes in Thursday's 107-104 loss to the Lakers.
As Joel Embiid's backup, Holmes capitalized on his season-high 22 minutes of playing time, scoring a season-high 13 points. Holmes is in a time share with Amir Johnson as the first center off of the bench in relief of Embiid. The center has only played in ten games this season after missing the first eight games with a wrist injury. Since returning to the team, Holmes has played sparingly, averaging 13.1 minutes per game. As a result, Holmes' upside is limited while he is in competition with Johnson for valuable minutes.
Holmes (illness) will play in Monday's game against the Jazz, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Holmes missed the team's shootaround this morning with an illness, but after receiving treatment throughout the day, he's now feeling good enough to take the court. Coach Brett Brown could certainly keep a close eye on Holmes' workload, though if Joel Embiid (knee) can't play, Holmes could be forced into a bigger role than expected. Amir Johnson would also likely help cover the extra minutes if Embiid is held out.
Holmes is considered questionable to play Monday against the Jazz due to a stomach issue, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Holmes played 15 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Warriors, but he's now in danger of being sidelined after missing shootaround with the illness. Joel Embiid (knee) is also a question mark for the Sixers, who could be severely shorthanded at center if both players are ultimately ruled out.
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
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W 118-112 (OT)
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|Career Shooting Stats|
|College Career Shooting Stats|
|2012-13||Bowling Green State||32||602||88||139||63.3||0||2||0.0||31||50||62.0||207||6.5|
|2013-14||Bowling Green State||32||1024||150||296||50.7||12||40||30.0||113||160||70.6||425||13.3|
|2014-15||Bowling Green State||31||892||165||293||56.3||18||43||41.9||109||153||71.2||457||14.7|
|More College Stats|
|2012-13||Bowling Green State||32||602||83||2.6||7||0.2||17||0.5||73||2.3||25|
|2013-14||Bowling Green State||32||1024||159||5.0||29||0.9||36||1.1||88||2.8||58|
|2014-15||Bowling Green State||31||892||160||5.2||26||0.8||22||0.7||83||2.7||60|