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It’s unlikely that Justin Holiday returns to the defending champion Warriors. The reserve guard, brother of Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, is expected to sign a free agent contract with another club. Holiday was undrafted and on the Warriors’ roster for the entire season, playing 59 games and averaging 4.3 points. The Warriors have so much guard depth, Holiday is forced to look for more playing time elsewhere.
Monte Poole: G Justin Holiday was not at #Warriors shootaround. Excused for personal reasons. Will be available tonight.
For the Warriors, positions mean so little on defense because they’ve built a roster comprised of guys the same size. The players and coaches call it “versatility,” a common set of qualities that allows the team to constantly switch on and off the ball. With Iguodala, Livingston, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Justin Holiday, Golden State has a half-dozen long, defensively talented players who stand between 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-8. That height range is perfect for navigating between marking little guys and grappling with big men. For example, Green typically guards power forwards, but he can stop Chris Paul in a pinch.
But while with Idaho in the D League in 2012-13, Holiday caught the fancy of Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob, and along with fellow assistant G.M. Travis Schlenk, they continued to keep tabs on his progress. Lacob and Schlenk convinced general manager Bob Myers that Holiday might be a good summer league invite, and the rest is history. “Kirk, who was our D League G.M. (in Santa Cruz), had always liked him,” said Myers. “Justin put in some really good time in the D League, and we were excited to get him in the summer league. Then he was very good there. Finally, in camp, he showed up really early. Most of the guys play pick-up in September, and he just continued to elevate himself.”
“He fits our team with his versatility, length and his ability to switch defensively, and he’s also become an excellent shooter,” said Kerr. “We need that, because we don’t have a ton of shooting coming off the bench at the wing. I gave him the chance and he’s made the most of it. He’s really earned that spot in the rotation.”
The reinvigorated Warriors bench combined for 62 points and was led by Justin Holiday’s career-high 18 points. Iguodala and Marreese Speights added 12 points apiece as the Warriors led by as many as 25 points in the game. “It’s a problem to deal with on the defensive end for the other team,” Curry said. “You’re going to have to be aware of 12 different guys that can come out there and play against you and even beat you.”
The Golden State Warriors have recalled guard Justin Holiday and center Ognjen Kuzmic from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. The duo helped lead Santa Cruz to a 122-95 season-opening victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders last night in Santa Cruz.
Guard Justin Holiday has claimed the 15th and final Warriors roster spot after the rest of the training camp invitees were waived Friday. Holiday, a 25-year-old University of Washington product, last played in the NBA two seasons ago with Philadelphia, appearing in nine games. After playing in Hungary last season, he was a standout on the Warriors’ NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas. In the preseason, he averaged 5.8 points, making 7 of 19 3-point attempts.
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Justin Holiday, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Holiday played for the Warriors at the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, starting all five games and averaging a team-high 14.8 points to go with 5.0 rebounds in 22.8 minutes.
Justin Holiday will continue his career in Hungary. He signed a contract with Szolnoki Olajbanyasz, that offers him the possibility to play in Eurochallenge.
Justin Holiday is in Vuelle Pesaro’s radar. The American player was at the camp with the Jazz who waived him at the end of October. Holiday spent last season between D-League (Idaho Stampede at 17.3ppg) and Sixers (4.7ppg in 9 games). The player was also targeted by another Italian team last summer, Reggio Emilia. The arrival of Holiday in Pesaro is very difficult to being finalized.
Utah Jazz: The Jazz has signed Jamaal Tinsley and waived Brian Cook, Justin Holiday, Lester Hudson, Scott Machado and Dominic McGuire.
17 Oct 13
Christopher A. Vito: Former Sixers G Justin Holiday signed today with the Jazz, according to @Bill Oram.
The Jazz are also expected to add forward/center Dwayne Jones as well as guard Justin Holliday, the older brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holliday. Southeastern Louisiana had tweeted that guard Brandon Fortenberry would also receive an invite, but the Jazz said Thursday that was unlikely to occur.
Marc J. Spears: Former Sixers shooting guard Justin Holiday is expected to sign a make-good contract with the @utahjazz , a source told Yahoo! Sports.
Miami has recently expressed interest in a number of free agents including Von Wafer, Julyan Stone, Vander Blue, Yakhouba Diawara, Larry Drew II, Je’Kel Foster and Justin Holiday among others, according to sources close to the situation. All of these players recently worked out for the HEAT. Miami may bring in several other free agents for additional workouts in the coming days.
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia is still on the market looking for the last addition to finalize the roster for the coming season. Lazar Hayward and Justin Holiday are the two main targets of the team with Cory Higgins being the third choice. Hayward spent last season in D-League with D-Fenders averaging 15.9ppg and 8.1rpg.
Although the D-League presents the ultimate opportunity for a player to make the jump to the NBA during the course of the season – such as when Holiday was called up by the Philadelphia 76ers in early April and signed for the remainder of the 2012-13 season – it is highly unlikely you’ll see Holiday in a D-League uniform next season. “I would say that’s my last option,” he said. “I got a family now, and I have to do what’s best for us. My first option is to make an NBA roster, and if that doesn’t work out, I’ll go play overseas. I’m confident that things will work out for the better. I’m just staying ready.”
There are ongoing talks of two more workouts he’ll be involved in next week, however he says there’s nothing concrete as of now. “I’m just going to go into these workouts and give them my all,” Holiday told CSNNW.com. “It’s important that I leave a good impression because this is a crucial point in my career.”
The 6-6 swingman Justin Holiday, the older brother of New Orleans All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday, has workouts scheduled with the Utah Jazz and Miami Heat this week, he tells CSNNW.com. According to Holiday, on the 11th and 12th of September, he’s working out for the Jazz. The Heat workout is expected to take place towards the end of the week.
Reggio Emilia is looking for the last addition to close the roster for the coming season. The main target is DJ Kennedy, as confirmed by the sports director of the Italian Team. Justin Holiday is the first alternative and Aaron Harper the last name pursued. “He is not 100% ready to move overseas. He is not fully convinced to leave America for Europe and he wants to think deeply before making the final decision. We spoke with him on the phone but we really want to try to convince him to join us. We are ready to make him a proposal already discussed with his agent” said Frosini.