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Shams Charania: Free agent Justin Holiday has agreed to a three-year, $18.1M deal to return to the Indiana Pacers, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Scott Agness: Justin Holiday is staying with the Pacers on a three-year, $18.8 million deal, per league sources. No options. He was the only Pacer to play in every game last season and had a strong market. At 31, it’s the first multi-year deal of his career. What he wanted.
Another player to keep an eye on? Justin Holiday. Some decision-makers see Holiday as a player worth pursuing in free agency, per SNY sources.
Holiday, a 6-6 wing, played in New York in 2016-17. He’s also played for Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago. The 31-year-old would give New York a steadying, veteran presence in the locker room; he’s shown that he can impact winning on both ends of the floor. Holiday is an unrestricted free agent and The Indianapolis Star reported that the Pacers have prioritized re-signing him.
While NBA free agency isn’t here yet, the Indiana Pacers have finally made it clear to Justin Holiday they want the free agent back, league sources told IndyStar. That they’d want him to return after a career season isn’t a surprise, but the sides have communicated in recent days about the future.
They signed him to a 1-year deal last summer for $4.8 million to the mid-level exception, but a multi-year deal will be required to retain him. It’s expected to be a “strong market” for Holiday but the Pacers will have the first shot at securing his services. He passed on a more lucrative deal from the Chicago Bulls, who’d traded him twice already, in search of a better basketball culture and stability.
J. Michael: Following up (w/context): -Like last yr locker room not as strong. More detail later -@Justin Holiday said he wanted to stay in Feb -Reported since Pacers want him back but worried he could be out of their price range -Via two sources: #Knicks really want him (see Thibs). In a podcast you’re talking not reporting. I shouldve attributed that to what someone else said. It’s conjecture. Not fact. He wants to “find a home” and not keep jumping teams. If Pacers make right offer (MLE+) good chance he stays. But again, the NYK want him
The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday they have signed free agent Justin Holiday to a contract and signed Naz Mitrou-Long to a two-way contract.
Scott Agness: #Pacers Justin Holiday and Naz Mitrou-Long are planning to sign their contracts Wednesday. JaKarr Sampson is already in Indy.
Shams Charania: Free agent Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year, $4.8M deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: Justin Holiday will unite with his brother, Aaron, on Indiana and receive strong opportunity on the Pacers’ wing. Aaron Holiday is also expected to make a leap with an elevated role next season.
However, league sources said Dunn is available for the right price. In fact, the Bulls, sources said, have had discussions with the Grizzlies regarding a sign-and-trade for Justin Holiday. If that move materialized, it would not only alleviate the point guard logjam, it would add a veteran wing shooter.
Michael Scotto: Free agent Justin Holiday is considering interest from several teams including the Lakers, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, Hornets and Cavaliers, league sources told @The Athletic. Memphis is open to a sign-and-trade with him.
The Nets are expected to meet with free agent forward Tobias Harris and also have DeAndre Jordan and Justin Holiday among the free agents on their radar, league sources told The Athletic. Harris embodies everything the Brooklyn Nets desire on and off the court. The Long Island native is a multi-positional player who can score in pick-and-roll sets and spread the floor on offense. On defense, he’s an above-average rebounder. In the locker room, Harris is coachable and has adapted to several roles while playing for five teams in his eight-year career. He comes in early and stays late in the gym.
Justin Holiday is expected to have suitors on the open market, including Orlando and Sacramento. If one of those teams offers Holiday a multi-year deal, it would probably beat any offer New York would make.
KC Johnson: Bulls make Justin Holiday signing official.
KC Johnson: Bulls sign Justin Holiday to 2/$9M deal, source confirms. @Shams Charania 1st. Bulls originally acquired Holiday in Hinrich trade.
Ian Begley: The Knicks never made a competitive offer to retain Justin Holiday, league sources told ESPN.
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell The Vertical.
Michael Scotto: Sources: Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Justin Holiday. Worth noting he played with Jimmy Butler on the Chicago Bulls.
Ian Begley: The Knicks are among several teams to have contacted Justin Holiday recently and continue to have strong interest in bringing him back, per league sources. Holiday has drawn interest from several teams, including the Chicago Bulls, since the start of free agency. Holiday played all 82 games in New York last season and was one of the few players on the roster who was effective on both ends of the floor. New York acquired Holiday last summer in the Derrick Rose trade.
Alex Kennedy: The Chicago Bulls have expressed interest in Justin Holiday, according to sources. The New York Knicks are interested in re-signing him too.
The Knicks currently have about $15 million in cap space if they renounce their rights to Derrick Rose so they would been to shed salary to make a competitive offer for Holiday. They would also like to re-sign Justin Holiday.
Jake Fischer: The Dallas Mavericks have emerged as serious contenders to sign Jrue Holiday and his brother Justin, according to league sources.
The Knicks would also like to retain Justin Holiday, their own solid two-way player. But they will likely have plenty of competition for Holiday’s services.
Justin said during the season the brothers, who played together as youngsters, have long wanted to play again on the same team, saying, “If we can play together, that would be a dream come true and we’d be successful doing it.’’ Of course, that also means the Pelicans could be in the mix for Justin. “Now it’s time to talk, time to figure it out,’’ Justin Holiday told The Post. “We’ll take some time off. We’ll sit and talk eventually. I’m excited to see him. The family thing first and we’ll figure it out after.’’
Jackson claimed to identify “12 players’’ on the roster he feels are a triangle fit, but admitted re-signing them is the big issue. “It’s the next thing to figure out,’’ Holiday said. “It’s going to be exciting — hopefully not too stressful. I’ve never been in this position before. Shoot, having multiple teams might wanting me is a first. I’ll consider all the options, hopefully take my time and make the right decision.’’
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November 27, 2020 | 1:34 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Alize Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Toronto Raptors, source tells ESPN. Johnson spent the past two seasons with the Pacers.
November 27, 2020 | 12:32 pm EST Update
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Donovan Mitchell to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “We are thrilled to be able to ensure that a person and a player like Donovan Mitchell will be with the Jazz organization for the long term,” said Jazz Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Dennis Lindsey. “His work ethic, passion and commitment to winning are all qualities that encapsulate Jazz basketball and ever since he arrived in Utah, Donovan has deepened those values for our team. We look forward to helping him continue to grow and continue to make a positive impact in our community.”
Eric Walden: Donovan Mitchell, on getting his second contract: “I wouldn’t say it was hanging over my head. To do what I did my rookie year, I was in shock. I’m gonna continue to be the same player that got me here.”