Justin Holiday Rumors

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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.”
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.”
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.
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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.
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.