With both his playing time and overall on-court production being inconsistent, what could the Indiana Pacers acquire in a trade for Aaron Holiday?
As much as I, and many Indiana Pacers fans alike, love some Aaron Holiday, just by looking at his minutes and even production this season, it’s becoming clear that this team may no longer be the best fit for the former UCLA alumni.
As the season has progressed, we’ve seen backup point guard T.J. McConnell start to soak up minutes that the brighter prospect in Holiday should probably be taking. In fact, recent outings are filled with the former getting as much as ten minutes on the floor more than the latter.
It can be hard to argue this tactically-based decision by rookie Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren though, as when the young guard is on the hardwood, he’s getting far less consistency than when he fields the six-year veteran McConnell.
Aaron’s streaky 42/32/73 shooting splits make it hard to warrant minutes over a high-motor, steady point guard on a playoff team, especially when you account for T.J.’s much better 110 offensive rating and equally impressive 6.7:2 assists to turnover averages.
With all of that said, the ‘Cers would be outright foolish to not at least test the waters in the Aaron Holiday trade market, especially when the team is in this much need of a backup big and, of course, perimeter stoppers.