October 19, 2020, 8:03 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
According to reports, the Pacers are hoping to re-sign pending unrestricted free agent Justin Holiday.
There will be a solid market for Holiday's services. Holiday's salary was $4.8 million in 2019-20, but he is now likely to receive a multi-year contract. Holiday averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals last season while shooting 40.5 percent from behind the arc.
Source: Indy Star
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 19, 2020, 3:21 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (left eye) went through the Pacers' walkthrough on Wednesday and his status for Game 2 will be determined on Thursday.
Oladipo was hit in the face during Tuesday's game which led to the eye injury. Justin Holiday played 32 minutes in Game 1 and would be counted on again if Oladipo isn't cleared for action.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
August 18, 2020, 7:18 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday picked up a swag of playing time after Victor Oladipo (eye) was forced from the game, ending with 11 points, three rebounds and one block in 32 minutes on Tuesday.
After Oladipo (eye) was unable to return, Holiday immediately found himself in a larger role for the Pacers. He connected on all four of his shot attempts but offered very little else from a productivity standpoint. If Oladipo is to miss any additional time, Holiday would be the player most likely to benefit in the short-term.
August 18, 2020, 6:50 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (left eye) has been sent for further testing after receiving a poke in the eye during Tuesday's loss to the Heat, according to Nate McMillan.
Oladipo left the game early and was unable to return. Despite not being officially ruled out of the contest, Oladipo was never a chance to get back out there and his status for Thursday's Game 2 has to be up in the air. Should he miss any additional games, Justin Holiday and Edmond Sumner should receive a small bump.
Source: Nick Friedell 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 14, 2020, 4:01 pmEdmond SumnerPG, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers will start Malcolm Brogdon, Edmond Sumner, Justin Holiday, Alize Johnson and JaKarr Sampson on Friday.
Friday's games will all be glorified scrimmages with starters resting all over the place, and this one is no exception. DFS players have plenty of cheap options to choose from on today's slate.
Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter
August 12, 2020, 6:54 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday was given the spot-start on Wednesday for Malcolm Brogdon (neck) and shot the ball well, finishing with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting and hit 4-of-8 from long range.
Holiday saw 29 minutes of action on Wednesday and chipped in with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block while he didn't commit a single turnover and was a perfect 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. Holiday has proven to be a standard league asset when he gets close to 30 minutes of playing time. The Pacers will finish up their season on Friday vs. the Heat. If Holiday gets another start, he is worth a look.
August 12, 2020, 3:24 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday will be in the starting lineup during Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets.
With T.J. Warren out, Holiday moves into the spotlight. He has really struggled with his shot in the bubble, but getting more minutes could help him going forward.
Source: Tony East on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 5:41 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J. Warren (sore right foot) will miss Wednesday's game against the Rockets.
Warren is coming off his least productive performance of the last two weeks and will be given the night off on Wednesday. There has been no word as to whether the injury is an area of concern but in his absence, Justin Holiday should move into a sizeable role.
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 3, 2020, 6:49 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday offered very little during Monday's win over the Wizards, scoring just two points to go with eight rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes.
Holiday's stay in the starting five could be coming to an end with the Pacers a chance to retain both Malcolm Brogdon and Victor Oladipo for Tuesday's matchup with the Magic. Despite playing 35 minutes on Monday, Holiday's production was muted at best. He attempted only three field goals and the lack of steals basically made his night worthless from a fantasy standpoint.
August 1, 2020, 5:42 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday will move into the starting power forward position for the Pacers against the Sixers on Saturday.
Holiday comes into the starting lineup after the Pacers were left without Malcolm Brogdon (neck) and Domantas Sabonis (plantar fasciitis). Certainly not known for his all-around fantasy game, Holiday finds himself in a nice situation and could be a sneaky source of steals and 3-pointers should you be able to find room for him in your fantasy team.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
July 12, 2020, 1:00 amJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday put up top 150/110 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats in 2019-20 while providing top 90/60 total value due to not missing any games.
Holiday is on his eighth different NBA roster in only his sixth season but has remained fantasy relevant in each of the last three seasons. He played 31-plus minutes in each of the last two seasons with a sub-39.0 field goal percentage being his biggest deterrent. It seems he has fixed that this season with a career-best 44.0 field goal percentage and although playing only 24.9 minutes per game, continues to be a cheap source for triples and steals. With Jeremy Lamb out to start next year, perhaps Holiday can stick around for more than one season.