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Justin Alaric Holiday (born April 5, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies. He won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015.

Justin Holiday
Justin Holiday in 2011.jpg
Holiday in 2011
No. 8 – Indiana Pacers
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1989-04-05) April 5, 1989 (age 30)
Mission Hills, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolCampbell Hall (Studio City, California)
CollegeWashington (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Okapi Aalstar
2012–2013Idaho Stampede
2013Philadelphia 76ers
2013–2014Szolnoki Olaj
2014–2015Golden State Warriors
2014Santa Cruz Warriors
2015–2016Atlanta Hawks
2016Chicago Bulls
2016–2017New York Knicks
20172019Chicago Bulls
2019Memphis Grizzlies
2019–presentIndiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Holiday attended Campbell Hall School in Studio City, California. As a senior, he averaged 19.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as he led Campbell Hall to a 33–1 record and the state Class IV championship.[1]

College careerEdit

In his freshman season at Washington, Holiday played sparingly for the Huskies. In 19 games, he averaged 0.7 points in 6.6 minutes per game.[1]

In his sophomore season, his role, playing time and production all increased. In 35 games, he averaged 2.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15.6 minutes per game.[1]

In his junior season, he was named to the 2010 Pac-10 All-Defensive Team. In 34 games (21 starts), he averaged 5.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 22.2 minutes per game.[1]

In his senior season, he was named the Huskies' co-captain along with Isaiah Thomas. He went on to be named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year by Netscouts Basketball. In 35 games (all starts), he averaged 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 28.3 minutes per game.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Early years (2011–2014)Edit

2011–12 seasonEdit

Holiday went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. On August 4, 2011, he signed with Okapi Aalstar of Belgium for the 2011–12 season.[2] He was a starter for the Belgian team alongside fellow future NBA player Chris Copeland.[3]

2012–13 seasonEdit

In July 2012, Holiday joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On October 1, 2012, he signed with the Cavaliers.[4] However, he was later waived by the Cavaliers on October 10, 2012.[5] Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Portland Trail Blazers.[6] However, he was later waived by the Trail Blazers on October 27.[7]

On October 31, 2012, Holiday was acquired by the Idaho Stampede.[8] On November 28, he made his debut for Idaho in a 112–98 loss to the Los Angeles D-Fenders, recording 15 points and six rebounds.[9]

On April 1, 2013, Holiday signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[10][11] Two days later, he made his debut for the 76ers in an 88–83 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, recording two points and two rebounds in seven minutes.[12] On April 26, Holiday was named to the All-NBA D-League Third Team and All-Defensive Second Team.[13]

2013–14 seasonEdit

In July 2013, Holiday joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On August 14, 2013, he was waived by the 76ers.[14][15] On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Utah Jazz.[16] However, he was later waived by the Jazz on October 26, 2013 after playing seven preseason games.[17]

On November 21, 2013, Holiday signed with Szolnoki Olaj of Hungary for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[18] In 19 league games for Szolnoki, he averaged 12.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

Golden State Warriors (2014–2015)Edit

In July 2014, Holiday joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 8, 2014, he signed with the Warriors.[19] On November 14, 2014, he was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors.[20] He was recalled the next day.[21] On March 13, 2015, he scored a career-high 23 points in a loss to the Denver Nuggets.[22] Holiday won his first NBA championship with the Warriors after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games. In 59 games for Golden State in 2014–15, he averaged 4.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.[23]

Atlanta Hawks (2015–2016)Edit

On July 9, 2015, Holiday signed a multi-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks.[24] On October 29, he made his season debut in a 112–101 win over the New York Knicks, recording two points in 13 minutes off the bench.[25]

Chicago Bulls (2016)Edit

On February 18, 2016, Holiday was traded to the Chicago Bulls in a three-team trade involving the Hawks and the Utah Jazz.[26] On March 11, 2016, he made his first start for the Bulls (sixth of career) with Derrick Rose out injured.[27] In 38 minutes of action, he recorded a then season-high 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks in a 118–96 loss to the Miami Heat.[28] In the Bulls' season finale on April 13, Holiday scored a career-high 29 points in a 115–105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[29]

New York Knicks (2016–2017)Edit

On June 22, 2016, Holiday was traded, along with Derrick Rose and a 2017 second-round draft pick, to the New York Knicks in exchange for José Calderón, Jerian Grant, and Robin Lopez.[30] In the Knicks' season finale on April 12, 2017, Holiday scored a season-high 20 points against the Phoenix Suns.[31] He appeared in all 82 games for the Knicks in 2016–17.[31]

Return to Chicago (2017–2019)Edit

On July 10, 2017, Holiday signed with the Chicago Bulls, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[32] On January 3, 2018, Holiday led Chicago with 26 points in a 124–115 loss to the Toronto Raptors.[33] On January 15, 2018, he made a career-best seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points in a 119–111 win over the Miami Heat.[34]

On November 23, 2018, Holiday had 27 points and 13 rebounds in a 103–96 loss to the Heat.[35] A day later, he had 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 111–96 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was 4-of-13 from 3-point range, marking his 31st straight game with a made 3-pointer, tying Kirk Hinrich for the longest streak in team history.[36] He broke the record the following game.[37] By early December, he was the only player with at least one 3-pointer in every game to begin the season.[38] His franchise-record streak ended at 43 straight games.[39]

Memphis Grizzlies (2019)Edit

On January 3, 2019, Holiday was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for MarShon Brooks, Wayne Selden Jr. and two future second-round draft picks.[40] On April 7, 2019, he scored a career-high 30 points in a 129–127 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[41]

Indiana Pacers (2019–present)Edit

On July 31, 2019, Holiday signed with the Indiana Pacers, uniting him with his younger brother, Aaron.[42]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Holiday won an NBA Championship

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Philadelphia 9 0 15.8 .333 .250 .750 1.6 1.7 .3 .7 4.7
2014–15 Golden State 59 4 11.1 .387 .321 .822 1.2 .8 .7 .2 4.3
2015–16 Atlanta 26 1 10.1 .329 .222 .500 1.0 .4 .5 .2 2.4
2015–16 Chicago 27 4 18.9 .413 .433 .815 2.3 1.7 .7 .6 6.5
2016–17 New York 82 4 20.0 .433 .355 .825 2.7 1.2 .8 .4 7.7
2017–18 Chicago 72 72 31.5 .371 .359 .823 4.0 2.1 1.1 .4 12.2
2018–19 Chicago 38 38 34.9 .383 .359 .896 3.9 1.8 1.5 .4 11.6
2018–19 Memphis 44 39 29.1 .389 .333 .900 3.5 1.4 1.2 .3 9.5
Career 357 162 22.6 .390 .349 .832 2.8 1.5 1.0 .4 8.1

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Golden State 5 0 2.2 .500 1.000 .000 .2 .2 .0 .0 .6
Career 5 0 2.2 .500 1.000 .000 .2 .2 .0 .0 .6

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Washington 19 0 6.6 .294 .000 .429 1.3 .4 .2 .3 .7
2008–09 Washington 35 0 15.6 .441 .250 .619 2.5 1.2 .4 .3 2.1
2009–10 Washington 34 21 22.2 .422 .333 .800 4.5 1.8 1.0 .6 5.9
2010–11 Washington 35 35 28.3 .465 .359 .772 5.2 2.1 1.2 .8 10.5
Career 123 56 19.6 .443 .343 .736 3.6 1.5 .8 .5 5.3

Personal lifeEdit

Holiday is the son of Shawn and Toya (née DeCree) Holiday.[43][44] His parents both played college basketball at Arizona State,[44] where Toya was named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1982.[45] All three of his siblings play basketball: younger brother Jrue plays professionally for the New Orleans Pelicans, while younger brother Aaron plays professionally for the Indiana Pacers; also, his younger sister Lauren played basketball for UCLA's women's team.[46] Additionally, he is the brother-in-law of U.S. women's national soccer team player Lauren Holiday.

Holiday became a father for the first time in November 2017 following the birth of his daughter.[47]

ReferencesEdit

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  45. ^ Elling, Steve (December 3, 1987). "Trading Places : Ex-Kennedy Star Toya Holiday Returns as Coach of City's Premier Girls Program". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  46. ^ Smith, Jimmy (November 28, 2013). "Almost from birth, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday was destined to be a basketball player". NOLA.com. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  47. ^ "Holiday scores 27, Bulls hold off Walker, Hornets 123-120". ESPN.com. November 17, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.

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