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Indiana Pacers | #8 | Forward-Guard











6'6" | 180lb | 32 years

Player Bio


After he originally went undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft, Holiday has appeared in 357 career games (162 starts) for the Philadelphia 76ers (2012-13), Golden State Warriors (2014-15), Atlanta Hawks (2015-16), Chicago Bulls (2015-16, 2017-19), New York Knicks (2016-17) and Memphis Grizzlies (2018-19). He holds career averages of 8.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game and shooting percentages of .390 from the field, .349 from 3-point distance and .832 from the free throw line. He has posted five double-doubles in his career, all of which have come over the past two seasons (2017-19). 2012-13: Justin Holiday signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on 4/1. He saw time in 9 games for Philadelphia and averaged 4.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 1.7 apg in 15.8 mpg. He shot .333 from the field, .250 from three and .750 from the free-throw line. Holiday signed with the Idaho Stampede of the G League after being waived by Cleveland and Portland. He played in 47 games (42 starts) for Idaho and posted 17.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.43 spg and 1.17 bpg in 34.7 mpg. Holiday shot .421 from the field, .412 on threes and .816 from the free-throw line. Holiday scored 20 or more points 18 times, and 30 or more points 4 times. He finished with 38 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals on 3/7 against Reno. He had 36 points and shot 12 of 14 from the line in 43 minutes on 3/27 against Santa Cruz. Holiday averaged 24.0 points and played 40.6 minutes over his final 5 games. He was named to the All-NBA G League Third Team and the All-Defensive Second Team. 2014-15: Holiday played in 59 games (4 starts) for the Warriors and posted 4.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg and 0.8 apg in 11.1 mpg. He shot .387 from the floor, .321 from long range and .822 from the stripe. Holiday scored in double figures 8 times, including a season-high 23 points at DEN (03/13). He was 9-of-16 from the field and 5-of-7 on threes during that game. He recorded at least one steal 27 times and had 2 or more steals in 9 games, including 5 steals at UTA (1/13). He played one game for G League Santa Cruz and registered 26 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in 35 minutes. 2015-16: Acquired from Atlanta on 2/18 as part of a three-team trade with Utah. He Appeared in 53 games (5 starts) and averaged 4.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.1 apg and 0.60 spg in 14.6 mpg. Holiday shot .386 from the field, .343 from 3-point land and .730 from the foul line. In 26 games with the Hawks (1 start) he averaged 2.4 ppg and 1.0 rpg in 10.1 mpg. He posted shooting averages of .329 from the field, .222 from distance and .500 from the stripe. With the Bulls, he averaged 6.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.70 spg and 0.58 bpg in 18.9 mpg. He shot .413 from the floor, .433 from long range, and .815 from the stripe. Holiday scored a career-high 29 points versus PHI (04/13). 2016-17: Holiday played in all 82 games for the first time in his career (4 starts) and averaged a career-high 7.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 1.2 apg in a career-high 20.0 mpg. He had career highs in shooting across the board, going .433 from the field, .355 from three and .825 from the free-throw line. Holiday led the team in scoring twice and assists twice. He scored season-high 20 points off the bench in the season finale on 4/12 vs. PHI. He played career-high 40 minutes at TOR (4/9). Holiday grabbed career-high 9 rebounds in a 4OT game at ATL (1/29). He grabbed career-high 6 steals on 12/15 at GSW. 2017-18: Holiday played in 72 games (72 starts) and averaged 12.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.1 apg and 1.11 spg in 31.5 mpg. He shot .371 from the field, .359 from three and .823 from the free-throw line. He hit a career-high seven three-pointers en route to 25 points vs. MIA (1/15). Holiday posted back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career on 1/3 (26) and 1/5 (23). He made career-high eight free throws at DAL (1/5). Holiday scored 26 points and tied a career-best 6 3PM vs. TOR (1/3). He tallied 20 points in first half, including 5 3PM vs. PHI (12/18). He dished out a career- high 7 assists at MIL (12/15). He posted his second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds at LAL (11/21). Holiday scored season-high 27 points vs. CHA on career-high 10 FGM (11/17). His career-long streak of 10 games with double-digit scoring ended on 10/28 vs. OKC. Holiday earned his first-career double-double with 13 pts and 10 rebounds against ATL (10/26). He missed 10 games on season, recorded five games on Inactive List, and four DNP-CDs. He also missed one game for personal reasons (11/15). 2018-19: Holiday played in 82 games for the second time in his career, splitting his time between the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies. He averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and a career-high 1.5 steals over 31.8 minutes per game. He shot 38.6 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from 3-point range and a career-best 89.6 percent from the free throw line during the season. He began the season with the Bulls and averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game over 38 starts. Holiday posted three double-doubles for Chicago, including 27 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against Miami, 11/23. He was traded to Memphis on Jan. 3 in exchange for MarShon Brooks, Wayne Selden and two future second-round draft picks. He played 44 games and made 39 starts for the Grizzlies and averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Holiday set new a new career high with 30 points as he shot 9-for-20 from the field, 6-for-11 from 3-point range and 6-for-6 from the free throw line against the Mavericks, 4/7. Holiday is currently the only player on the Pacers’ roster who has won an NBA championship (Golden State, 2014-15). 2014-15: Holiday Saw action in five games for the Warriors. He totaled three points, one rebound and one assist over 2.2 minutes per game.


Justin Holiday played 123 career games (56 starts) in four seasons at Washington. He averaged 5.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 1.5 apg in 19.6 mpg. Holiday shot .443 from the field, .343 from distance and .738 from the foul line. As a senior, averaged 10.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg. 2.1 apg, 1.17 spg and 0.75 bpg in 28.3 mpg. He was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. He scored a career- high 23 points at California on 1/16/11. As a junior, was named to Pac-10 All-Defensive Team, posted averages of 5.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.8 apg and 1.0 spg in 22.2 mpg. As a sophomore, averaged 2.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 1.2 apg in 15.6 mpg after averaging 0.7 ppg in 6.6 mpg as a freshman.


He was born Justin Alaric Holiday in Mission Hills, California, to parents Shawn and Toya Holiday. Justin and his wife, Shekinah, have one daughter. Justin is the oldest of four children. He has two brothers, Jrue and Aaron, and one sister, Lauren. Aaron and Justin Holiday are set to become the seventh pair of brothers in NBA history to play on the same team, and the second in Pacers franchise history (Tyler and Ben Hansbrough in 2012-13). Justin and Jrue Holiday also played on the same team for Philadelphia during the 2012-13 season. His brother, Jrue, played at UCLA and now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans. His sister, Lauren, spent two seasons on the UCLA women’s basketball team (2012-13, 2013-14) His sister-in-law, Lauren (Cheney) Holiday, is an Indianapolis native and attended Ben Davis High School. She married brother Jrue, and is a two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012) and Women’s World Cup champion (2015).