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Report: Knicks interested in Justin Holiday reunion

Justin Holiday, Leon Rose, Tom Thibodeau, Knicks

The New York Knicks are interested in a Justin Holiday reunion this offseason, per Ian Begley of SNY.

Holiday played for the Knicks during the 2016-17 season. The Indiana Pacers guard becomes an unrestricted free agent once the 2020 free agency period begins.

During the 2019-20 season, Holiday appeared in 73 games for the Pacers. He averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists a night while shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line.

Back in 2016-17 with the Knicks, Holiday played in all 82 games for New York. He put up 7.7 points per game and shot 35.5 percent from the 3-point line. The Knicks were a disaster that season, though. They won only 31 games in what was Carmelo Anthony’s final year with the club.

Holiday made $4.76 million from the Pacers in 2019-20. His brother, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday, has been the subject of trade rumors this offseason, as many contenders are interested in acquiring the All-NBA defender.

The Knicks, who are under new leadership, need as many sound locker-room guys as they can get and Holiday fits that bill. He’s a competent 3-and-D guy who can space the floor with his shooting and doesn’t need the ball in his hands to be successful since he does most of his damage on catch-and-shoot opportunities.

With the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies and Pacers, Justin Holiday has compiled career averages of 8.1 points, 2.9 boards and 1.4 assists.