RUMOR: Pacers have had interest in Justin Holiday for a while
The Indiana Pacers have had interest in combo guard Justin Holiday for a while and they were finally able to land him on Friday.
The Pacers are signing Holiday for the full room exception worth $4.8 million, according to Scott Agness of The Athletic.
The Pacers have had interest in Justin Holiday for a while. They looked into adding him on the roster midway through last season and extended an offer early in free agency. On Friday, patience in their pursuit of the eldest Holiday brother paid off.
The 6-foot-6 small forward agreed to a one-year deal with the Pacers for the full room exception ($4.8 million), league sources told The Athletic.
Justin Holiday will get to play with his brother. Aaron Holiday, on the Pacers. Justin split time last season with the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 82 games while shooting 38.6 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 89.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Interestingly, in a fun Twitter post, the signing of Justin marks another instance of the Pacers signing a player with a similar surname. Sure, Justin and Aaron are siblings, but Indiana seems to be making it a habit.
The Indiana Pacers continue to troll us.
Paul George/George Hill
TJ Leaf/McConnell/Warren (and prev. Ford)
Aaron/Justin Holiday#Pacers #NBA #NBATwitter
— Aaron G. Eamer (@eamer) July 19, 2019
Anyway, regardless of what seems to be a troll job by Indiana, they still need all the scoring and shooting help they can get until All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo comes back. Justin Holiday can definitely help in that regard, as he has career averages of 8.1 points on 39.0 percent shooting from the floor and 34.9 percent from the 3-point territory.