Report: Justin Holiday agrees to 1-year, $4.8 million deal with Pacers
Free agent shooting guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year, $4.8 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Holiday will join his younger brother Aaron, who played out his rookie season in Indy last year, playing in 50 games, despite his limited run with the team.
The 30-year-old sniper was atop the list of the unsigned players who have played the most minutes last season, nearly doubling that of the next available player.
ESPN’s Kevin Pelton reported that Holiday’s contract aspirations were a bit unrealistic, but he’s seemed to have found a fort that will want him for a feather less than $5 million for this upcoming 2019-20 season.
The Washington product managed to play a full 82-game season, doing so for the second time in his career (2016-17 New York Knicks) and was a starter for most of it, flourishing late in the season after struggling to fit with a veteran-heavy team.
This time around, Holiday could get a solid opportunity from the onset, playing alongside a new core of Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, TJ Warren, and once he returns, Victor Oladipo. His younger brother Aaron is also expected to have an increase role, according to Charania — an experience that could bode well for this talented family.