Indiana Pacers: 3 reasons to trade Aaron Holiday this summer

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How could the lottery impact the Indiana Pacers?

With the team projected to hold the 13th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Indiana is in danger of missing out on the top wings. If each of the coveted wing prospects are taken when the Pacers are on the clock, they would be smart to add an NBA-ready backcourt player to take the job from Holiday and McConnell.

The Pacers need to start playing rookies in the rotation in order to get the most out of them. Too often have they stashed rookies in their rookie seasons and stunted their development. If they land Jared Butler, Davion Mitchell, or Josh Giddey in the first round, the Pacers have to get him on the floor.

In order to play a rookie guard, Holiday would have to sacrifice his minutes once again, and given his skill set, another team could swoop in and try to get something out of him. Holiday was rumored to be in trade discussions at the trade deadline so there was some interest in him prior to this offseason.

A second unit of Giddey, Edmond Sumner, Oshae Brissett, Justin Holiday, and Goga Bitadze has the makings to be a fun group. For the Pacers, that’s something we haven’t seen much of lately.

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