Suns not interested in Pacers’ Aaron Holiday
Several reports have been released in recent days indicating that the Phoenix Suns have interest in acquiring Pacers point guard Aaron Holiday. However, it sounds like those claims were misguided.
According to a report from John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7, the Suns are not interested in trading for Holiday:
Contrary to reports the Suns are not interested in acquiring point guard Aaron Holiday.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) June 20, 2019
Holiday has heard his name tossed about in trade discussion before. In February, he was informed that he could be traded in a deal for Mike Conley. Those plans never came to fruition, and Conley was traded to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
At this year’s trade deadline, the Pacers were interested in packaging Holiday in a deal for Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. However, Orlando decided to keep Gordon onboard after acquiring Markelle Fultz from the Sixers.
Though there is still a certain level of interest in Holiday, the Pacers have reportedly stopped taking calls on him. The Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves also had interest in Holiday’s services, according to a report from IndyStar.
In his 50 appearances off the bench with the Pacers last season, Holiday racked up averages of 5.9 points on 40.1 percent shooting from the field (33.9 percent from beyond the arc), 1.7 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per contest.
The Suns, who finished the 2018-19 regular season with the worst record in the Western Conference (19-63), hold the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft. Most mock drafts are projecting Phoenix to take UNC point guard Coby White at that slot.