August 22, 2020, 7:03 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday moved into the starting lineup on Saturday and produced nine points with three 3-pointers, a steal and a block in 32 minutes.
Holiday has been getting big minutes whether he comes off the bench or not so this wasn't a big change for him. Aaron Holiday was moved to the bench and chipped in 10 points, two assists, a steal and a three in 22 minutes of action. Both Holidays will need to be their best for Indiana to avoid the sweep on Monday.
August 22, 2020, 3:16 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday will take the place of Aaron Holiday in Saturday's starting lineup.
The Pacers are down 2-0 so it's not surprising that they'd try and change things up a little bit. Even off the bench, Justin has logged 31 and 28 minutes over the first two games and makes for a decent cheap DFS play today. He was particularly strong in Game 2 with six points, seven rebounds, five steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer. Younger brother Aaron has been less effective, getting just 16 and 21 minutes in the first two contests, and Justin will give the Pacers some better perimeter defense as they try and slow down Duncan Robinson's 3-point barrage.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
August 18, 2020, 5:41 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (left eye) was poked in the eye during Tuesday's game against the Heat and is questionable to return.
Oladipo left the game after only nine minutes of playing time and is yet to return to the court. There has been no official word on his status but if he is unable to get back out there, Edmond Sumner and Justin Holiday will continue to pick up the slack.
Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter
August 12, 2020, 7:19 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers defeated the Rockets on Wednesday but Aaron Holiday struggled mightily, finishing with two points (1-of-11), one rebound, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.
Holiday only saw 25 minutes and the Pacers were more successful with T.J. McConnell at the helm. McConnell finished the day with six points (3-of-9), seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two turnovers in 23 minutes. McConnell has proven to be an assists specialist with a very low ceiling while Holiday has yet to put it altogether in his sophomore season. The Pacers finish off their season with the Heat on Friday.
August 12, 2020, 3:03 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon (sore neck) will miss Wednesday's game.
Brogdon had been considered questionable, and the Pacers will give him the game off. Aaron Holiday will see more court time against the Rockets.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 5:37 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon (sore neck), Victor Oladipo (sore left ankle) and Myles Turner (sore neck) are all viewed as questionable heading into Wednesday's battle with the Rockets.
All three were able to log decent minutes against the Heat on Monday and the Pacers may simply be electing to play it safe in preparation for the playoffs. If they are given the night off, fantasy managers will want to be targeting players like Aaron Holiday, T.J. McConnell and Goga Bitadze.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 6, 2020, 6:42 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday had plenty of opportunity to produce on Thursday as he played a game-high 37 minutes, but he was only able to score nine points (3-of-6) with three rebounds, four assists and two turnovers.
It is difficult for any player to do as little as Holiday did in nearly 40 minutes of action. His older brother, Justin Holiday, didn't have better luck off the bench with just three points (1-of-7), one rebound, three assists, three steals and one trifecta in 27 minutes. The Holiday brothers both need to have improved play in their next opportunity on Saturday.
August 4, 2020, 9:31 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday took a slight step back on Tuesday but still managed 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in a win over the Magic.
Holiday has been rolling as a starter for the depleted Pacers but set a bubble-low in scoring today, though obviously there's not much "wrong" with the performance. He'll be a late-round guy when Indiana's backcourt is at full health but should be rostered just about universally given his play to this point.
August 3, 2020, 6:44 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday remained in the starting lineup on Monday, playing 36 minutes during which he tallied 17 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
Holiday started at point guard for the Pacers despite the return of Malcolm Brogdon. He appeared engaged on the offensive end once again, backing up his 15-point performance from Saturday. Victor Oladipo (management) was given the night off which certainly worked in Holiday's favor. This was simply part of the management plan for Oladipo and he should return for the Pacers next game against the Magic on Tuesday. This will see Holiday shift down the pecking order, although he is still worth a look as long as he is starting.
August 1, 2020, 10:27 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday double-doubled in a start on Saturday, scoring 15 points (5-of-10 from the field) with five rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes.
Holiday started for Malcolm Brogdon, who is suffering from a neck injury. Holiday filled in as a starter on 26 occasions for the Pacers this season and has shown he can handle that role. He will be stuck in a reserve role when the Pacers are healthy, but he's someone to monitor in the upcoming seasons if he gets a starting role somewhere. He's shown he can rack up dimes when given the minutes.
August 1, 2020, 5:36 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday will replace Malcolm Brogdon (neck) in the starting lineup on Saturday.
Holiday is no stranger to the starting five after filling in on numerous occasions during the season. Brogdon has had a season littered with injuries and Holiday has demonstrated the ability to step up as a more than adequate replacement. With Victor Oladipo also starting, this takes some of the shine off what could have been a great opportunity for Holiday. With that being said, he could still have limited value if you need assists and points.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
July 26, 2020, 6:33 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday started at point guard in Sunday's scrimmage, posting eight points, two assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes of action.
The Pacers look like they'll lean on smaller lineups with Domantas Sabonis out indefinitely and Holiday could be one of the big beneficiaries. He'll be a low offensive priority but could emerge with late-round value due to his contributions in steals and assists. Edmond Sumner (12 points in 17 minutes) was elevated into the backup PG role today and would likely hold that role if this is how Indiana chooses to attack the restart, though TJ McConnell will still get his share of work too.
July 17, 2020, 6:40 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
While he has successfully returned from COVID-19, Malcolm Brogdon is still dealing with a thigh/hip muscle injury.
Brogdon's bout with the coronavirus was not too detremental, but this injury could cause a slower return than we were originally expecting. Brogdon has not spoken to the coaching staff about the plan for reintegrating him into the lineup, but he is likely to face restrictions, and one should account for this injury when relying upon him when play resumes. If Victor Oladipo is out Brogdon should get a boost, but it would appear that boost may trickle down to other options. Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell would be on top of that list.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
July 11, 2020, 11:08 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday was called on to step up when the Pacers dealt with injuries to Malcolm Brogdon, allowing him to deliver value ranked 207th in 8-cat and 210 in 9-cat per-game value.
The second-year guard made some solid strides in 2019-20, even stepping up and into the Pacers' starting lineup. In January, Holiday showed promise as he went on a nine-game streak where he scored in double digits, including a 25-point career-high explosion against the Pelicans. In 23.6 minutes per game, Holiday averaged 9.4 points, 1.4 threes, 2.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
March 4, 2020, 9:59 pmT.J. McConnellPG, Indiana Pacers
T.J. McConnell came off the bench on Wednesday and turned 30 minutes of playing time into 14 points (7-13 FG), four rebounds, six assists and two steals.
McConnell saw an uptick in minutes with Malcolm Brogdon (sore left hip) leaving the contest. McConnell could be in for more minutes if the injury is serious. Aaron Holiday, who started with Victor Oladipo out, would likely be the primary beneficiary, but only scored five points to go with five rebounds, one assist and two steals.