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Justin Holiday
Justin Holiday
Position: G
Born: 04/05/89
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:185 lbs. / 84 kg.
Salary: $1,015,696
Like much of the NBA world, Justin Holiday refers to the move that sent him from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks as the “Derrick Rose trade.” He was just glad he didn’t find out about the deal on Twitter. “My GM called me. Gar [Forman] called me in Chicago and told me. I guess that’s usually how you find out,” Holiday told Elite Sports NY. “It wasn’t a social media find out. But they called me first, right away. I had no clue, but you get to come to New York and play. How many people get that opportunity?” “With it being the second time I was traded, I mean at the time I was shocked because I didn’t know anything about it. But it was like, ‘Ok, we’re going to a new spot. Let’s see what we can do with it.’”
Holiday is a career .326 three-point shooter but is looking to build on last year’s 27-game Bulls stint where he shot .433 from downtown. “I always continue to make sure I work on my shot,” he told Elite Sports NY. “Ball handling, strength and that shot, make sure I get comfortable shooting different ways. Stay comfortable shooting different ways and just get as consistent as possible to where I just don’t miss at all.”
“His main focus is to be there to support his wife, take care of his child,’’ Justin said. “I don’t think basketball is coming across his mind right now. It’s not his main focus and shouldn’t be. I also think his team and everybody else supports his decision to do this, which has been a good thing. People were nagging him about it, but everybody’s been supportive. He’s handling his business as a father and husband.’’
It has been a long, winding road for the undrafted guard out of Washington — now with his fifth NBA club (121 career games). After finding a small niche in Chicago, he hopes to better that as a Knick. Holiday’s experience with the Warriors is something he treasures and invokes them often in an interview. He started four games for Golden State when Klay Thompson went down, played 59 total games and got spot duty in five playoff contests. “The Golden State experience was amazing,’’ Holiday told The Post before appearing at the Knicks’ kids camp Friday in the Hamptons. “A group of guys come together the way we did and win a championship was a great experience for me that I’ll learn from — their maturity level. I learned firsthand what it takes to win games. The understanding the team comes before yourself. It was great to be part of team like that.
Rose is one of those stars and Holiday witnessed a different player late in year. “I don’t understand that people didn’t see that Derrick was hurt and he hadn’t had a full year back being healthy,’’ Holiday said. “He now has a full year and full summer. I think he’s going to be dangerous. Being with him by the end of last year, I saw things I didn’t really know he could still do. I didn’t think he’d still be as fast as he was. He’s still explosive, strong, still one of the fastest people in the NBA even after the injury. He’s going to surprise a lot of people.’’