Sixers’ Holmes to miss start of season

Sixers forward Richaun Holmes suffered a wrist injury in a preseason game last week.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Richaun Holmes will start of the regular season with a broken wrist, according to a report from Derek Bodner of The Athletic.

The team is calling it a “non-displaced fracture in the radial bone of his left wrist,” and said the injury occurred at the 1:37 mark in the third quarter of Friday’s preseason game vs. the Boston Celtics. Holmes will be re-evaluated in approximately three weeks.

Holmes averaged 9.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 57 games last season.

The injury is a blow to Philadelphia’s frontcourt depth and may quell any thoughts the team has about trading Jahlil Okafor, at least in the short term,” Hoops Rumors wrote. “Holmes will make more than $1.47MM this season and the team has a $1.6MM option for 2018/19.”