Aaron Holiday
Aaron Holiday
22-Year-Old GuardG
Indiana Pacers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Holiday had rather pedestrian freshman and sophomore years at UCLA, but then burst onto the scene as a junior in 2017-18. He became a dominant scorer, having the ability to beat opposing defenders off the dribble or simply pull up and knock down shots from the perimeter. Holiday led the Bruins offensively with 20.3 points per game and hit a ridiculous 42.9 percent of his three-pointers, which marked a third straight year shooting over 40 percent from deep. However, he was also a distributor when needed and played solid defense, adding 5.8 assists and 1.3 steals to his final stat line in college. Following the breakout year, Holiday elected to leave early for the professional ranks and was selected by the Pacers with the 23rd overall pick in the first round. While he's got two family members with NBA experience -- brothers Jrue Holiday and Justin Holiday -- there's still some concerns surrounding Holiday's size, as he stands just 6-foot-1 and weighs in at 185 pounds. He'll certainly bulk up, but he could have trouble defending some of the bigger guards in the league. Either way, Holiday isn't likely in line for a huge role as a rookie. Darren Collison is locked in as a starter and Cory Joseph has earned the backup role with solid reserve play, while Tyreke Evans was brought in this offseason and can also handle the ball when needed. That means Holiday will likely just see spot minutes most nights and the 2018-19 campaign should generally be considered a developmental year. That said, both Collison and Joseph are on expiring deals, which makes Holiday a prime dynasty target. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.15 million contract with the Pacers in July of 2018.
Gets hot off bench
GIndiana Pacers
March 22, 2019
Holiday poured in 13 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added one rebound and one assist across 17 minutes in the Pacers' 112-89 loss to the Warriors on Thursday.
Holiday stepped up with the second unit's second-highest scoring total, a tally that also served as his highest since Feb. 5. The 2018 first-round pick continues to see a modest role off the bench, however, as he'd even logged single-digit minutes in the first three games of the current month. Therefore, despite the occasional scoring uptick, Holiday can't truly be trusted from a fantasy perspective.
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Second-best point total of season
GFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
February 6, 2019
Holiday contributed 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt), three assists, one rebound and one steal across 23 minutes Tuesday in the Pacers' 136-94 win over the Lakers.
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Leads bench in loss
GFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
January 28, 2019
Holiday turned in 12 points (4-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt), four assists and two rebounds over 22 minutes in the Pacers' loss to the Warriors on Monday.
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Set to return to rotation
GFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
January 24, 2019
In the wake of Victor Oladipo's season-ending injury Wednesday night, Holiday will return to the Pacers' rotation, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.
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Receiving little run
GFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
January 21, 2019
Holiday played two minutes off the bench Sunday in the Pacers' 120-95 win over the Hornets, finishing with three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and no other statistics.
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Continues to see regular minutes
GFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
December 10, 2018
Holiday has been a part of the regular bench rotation in the absence of Victor Oladipo (knee), but he hasn't been a significant fantasy contributor.
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