INDIANAPOLIS — With two roster spots left, the Indiana Pacers have filled one with the brother of point guard Aaron Holiday, Justin Holiday, for one year at $4.8 million, a league source confirmed to IndyStar.
Holiday, a 6-6 shooting guard, had been of particular interest to the Pacers when free agency opened June 30. He was on the radar even before then.
Getting him, however, took time as he searched for a bigger role. Holiday played for Chicago and Memphis last season, averaging 10.5 points and starting 77 games.
In 2017-18, he started 72 games in Chicago.
There weren’t many jobs left on the market three weeks later as Holiday circled back to the Pacers.
With the Pacers, who acquired Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb to open free agency, Holiday will return to a backup role.
The official signing of point guard T.J. McConnell has yet to happen. He agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal on July 3. The second year has a $1 million buyout the day after the 2020 draft.
McConnell is expected to sign July 29, another league source said.
The Pacers have one roster spot remaining. It’s not required to be filled and there’s a chance it could remain open as some teams use it for two-way players to move up and down from the G-League.
The other Holiday brother is Jrue, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.