Justin Holiday Rumors

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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
If point guard Jrue Holiday is to leave New Orleans as a free agent, the Knicks have an ace in the hole in drawing the former UCLA product the club passed up in the 2010 draft. Justin Holiday told The Post he and his brother have talked about playing together since they were kids. For the first time, the Holiday brothers actually can make that happen on a long-term basis. Both are free agents this summer for the first time, and the Knicks are likely to be in the market for a point guard with Derrick Rose’s chances of returning becoming slim.
“If we can play together, that would be a dream come true and we’d be successful doing it,’’ Justin Holiday told The Post on Friday. “We both want to win and both know each other’s game in and out. We both know what we’re going to get from each other when we play together. It just makes sense. “I’m not saying just because he’s my brother,’’ Holiday added. “But I know when we play together, good things happen because we know each other’s game so well. We do play hard on both ends of the floor. When you have that at both positions, it’s going to help.”
Storyline: Jrue Holiday Free Agency
NBA and FIBA players and coaches, including Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali), Wayne Ellington (Miami Heat; U.S.), Justin Holiday (New York Knicks; U.S.), Meyers Leonard (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.), Thon Maker (Milwaukee Bucks; South Sudan; BWB Americas 2015/BWB Global 2016) and Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets; Democratic Republic of the Congo), will coach the top high school age campers from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Diallo, Ellington, Holiday, Leonard, Maker and Mudiay will be joined by former NBA player Adonal Foyle (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), former WNBA players Rushia Brown (U.S.), Ebony Hoffman (U.S.) and Ruth Riley (U.S.), as well as select players from the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge.
Meanwhile, Justin Holiday announced he will be off Twitter for an extended period. “Pretty much focus my time on my relationship with the Lord instead of spending time on social media,” Holiday said. “Reading more scripture and praying. [Lauren is] doing as good as you can be after a brain surgery. I want to let [Jrue] know I’m praying for him. I know she’s recovering. It’s not as easy as it sounds — the word recovering — it’s not that easy. She’s doing the best she can.”
Holiday indicated mixed feelings about his brother returning to basketball. “I’m excited about it if he wants to come back and feels he’s ready,” Holiday said. “If it’s time for him to come back and help his team, it’s good because they need him and if it makes him happier and feel better. Being there for his family is more important than basketball. It’s good for him, but it’s not drastic if he doesn’t play. He wants to make sure his family is OK. We think it’s going well, but it’s a process. If he has to leave again, I’m sure he will.”
Storyline: Jrue Holiday Absence