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Aaron Holiday
Aaron Holiday
Position: G
Born: 09/30/96
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $2,239,200

Knicks inquired about Aaron Holiday

While the Knicks have been focused on acquiring D’Angelo Russell as they eye point guards before Thursday’s 3 p.m. NBA trade deadline, the Knicks also at some point made an inquiry into Pacers playmaker Aaron Holiday, the younger brother of Jrue and Justin. Holiday, 23, is in his second season. After a modest rookie year, he’s played in 47 games, made 19 starts and in 23 minutes per game is averaging 10.2 points and 3.5 assists.
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Shawn Holiday and the boys’ sister Lauren estimated there are roughly 30 family members and friends in attendance in New Orleans on Saturday. “It don’t get no better than this,” Shawn said. “Just to see them enjoy it, that brings joy to us. That’s the most joy that we get is watching them. They really enjoy playing with each other and being around each other. It’s going to be a lot of fun when they are all on the court.”
Before that bucket, the Aaron Holiday who made the in-and-out dribble to freeze 6-11 shot-blocker Jonathan Isaac before converting a left-handed layup looks like an All-Star. Pacers adviser Larry Bird has been so high on the 6-foot guard that he believes Holiday can blossom into an All-Star someday. At least, that was his perspective after the Pacers (9-6) almost moved him nine months ago during his rookie season. That’s what a league source told IndyStar then, after also reporting that Holiday had been informed he could be traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a deal to bring in Mike Conley.
Storyline: Aaron Holiday Trade?
Then the bottom fell out. His time decreased. The DNPs increased. Opponents had enough video of him to plan and force Holiday to his weaknesses. He was a point guard who looked for himself first (and sometimes second). His pace was better than the rest, but he took contested shots. Friction in the locker room also impeded progress, league sources tellIndyStar. There was a clear divide that comes with too many expiring contracts. There were vets trying to secure that one last big deal and insisting the likes of Holiday wait his turn.
Justin Holiday said he did not speak to Aaron about his decision until just before he made it. The new Pacer said he did not want to be influenced by anyone else. “It had nothing to do with finances at all,” he said. “I literally came here because of the culture of the team, coaching staff, the people in the front office. And my brother – that helps as well. This team wins every year. That’s something I want to do, is to be able to win. And also help the team get to the next level because I believe can do that.”
The Indiana Pacers announced Friday their rookie/free agent camp roster. Highlighting the roster are 2019 first-round pick Goga Bitadze, as well as returning players Aaron Holiday, Alize Johnson, and Edmond Sumner. Prior to departing for Las Vegas for Summer League, the Pacers will practice Monday through Thursday at the St. Vincent Center. Fort Wayne Mad Ants head coach Steve Gansey will serve as head coach of the Pacers Summer League team.
The value of Aaron Holiday continues to thrive as the NBA Draft arrives Thursday and free agency opens at the end of the month. If the Indiana Pacers are going to make any significant move to jump from No. 18 or reshape the roster, it’ll likely come through moving Domantas Sabonis or Holiday. Holiday was informed that he potentially was on the move in February, with his name attached to a deal for Mike Conley with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told IndyStar then.
The Grizzlies took a slight risk in waiting until now to deal Conley instead of acting at the trade deadline, but it ended up costing them nothing beyond the chance to clear more 2019-20 salary. They might have come out better for it. They always wanted two first-round picks, and they got them. The Detroit Pistons opted against paying that price, sources say, and even had the Pistons agreed, Memphis might have been stuck with Reggie Jackson. The Pacers would not surrender two first-round picks and Aaron Holiday, sources say.
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Storyline: Aaron Holiday Trade?
Justin, the oldest, went to Washington and worked his way through Europe and NBA summer-league rosters before finding a spot with the Golden State Warriors and winning an NBA title. Jrue played at UCLA before being drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers. Lauren ended up playing at UCLA. And Aaron, six years younger than Jrue, also starred at UCLA before being a first-round pick by Indiana last summer. “It’s cool,” Jrue said. “I guess, in reality, when I think about it, I’ll be sharing it with them for a while. To be able to play against them on the highest stage, it’s pretty cool. I can probably say something that 99% of the people [in the NBA] can’t say.”
Now that they’ve achieved the first part of their dream — making it to the NBA — all three Holidays have their eyes set on a second dream. The hope, they all said, is to figure out a way to all play on the same team, something that could only happen in the NBA because of how much younger Aaron is. Justin said he and Jrue tried to make it work two summers ago when Jrue signed a five-year, $125-million deal to stay in New Orleans. Justin, though, ended up signing in Chicago.
It’s what Shawn and Toya Holiday are used to — seeing their boys play basketball. Just now, they’re watching them in NBA arenas rather than their driveway in Chatsworth. “It’s a blessing,” Shawn Holiday said. “A lot of people dream and have dreams to do certain things, and a lot of times, they don’t come true. So, to see their dreams come true, all three in the league, and playing against each other — we pray one day they’re all on the same team. That’d be great. It’s just unbelievable. Totally an awesome feeling. It’s not something you can describe. It’s just something you have to experience. It’s really unbelievable.””
The Indiana Pacers announced Friday their rookie/free agent camp roster. Highlighting the roster are 2018 first-round pick Aaron Holiday from UCLA and second-round pick Alize Johnson from Missouri State, as well as returning players TJ Leaf, Ben Moore, Alex Poythress, and Edmond Sumner.

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