The Indiana Pacers re-signed their top priority of the offseason.
Entering the 2020 offseason, the Indiana Pacers had one glaring free agent that they need to re-sign. On the first night of free agency, they brought back Justin Holiday on a three-year deal, according to sources.
Holiday’s deal ensures that the Pacers have wing depth while working on shaping the roster for the 2020-21 season and beyond. This could be the first domino to fall in a busy free agency period for the Pacers this offseason.
Justin Holiday is a leader and veteran presence that Indiana lacks, especially with rumors swirling around Myles Turner and Victor Oladipo. Keeping Holiday also keeps a bench unit that hosts two Holiday brothers as they hope to have some chemistry off the bench under Nate Bjorkgren.
Indiana has a very solid roster as things stand, but that can change in a hurry with the news of Gordon Hayward wanting to play in Indiana. The Pacers would have to move players around to make it work under the salary cap, and odds are they will trade Myles Turner or Victor Oladipo in a swap for Hayward.
This move provides Indiana with depth on the wing and help on the perimeter. Holiday is a quality three-point shooter and defender who will have a vital role with the Pacers next season.