G - ATL
Free agent Aaron Holiday has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks.
Holiday figures to backup Trae Young and Dejounte Murray in the Hawks back court. He does not offer too much fantasy appeal or upside.
Per the NBA Injury Report, Aaron Holiday (ankle) is listed as questionable to play on Sunday against the Jazz.
Holiday's potential rumored presence to the rotation looms large for the Suns on Sunday. The team continues to miss Cam Payne and Chris Paul who are both out indefinitely with injuries and with Holiday banged up missing last game, the teams looked to Landry Shamet and Elfrid Payton to fill the void.
Aaron Holiday is dealing with right ankle soreness and will be unavailable for Friday's game.
Holiday stepped into an elevated role Thursday against the Thunder, scoring 12 points to go along with five assists while logging 25 minutes. With Chris Paul (thumb) recently going on the shelf, the fourth-year guard has a chance to be a key rotation piece for the Suns going forward, but he won't be active for the second half of the back to back. With Cameron Payne (wrist) also remaining out, Elfrid Payton should see an increased role, and Devin Booker will have more playmaking responsibilities a night after recording a season-high 12 assists.
Aaron Holiday came off the bench to score 12 points while going a perfect 5-for-5 from the field including two three-pointers. In 25 minutes, the guard added two rebounds, five assists, and a steal in the win.
Some speculated that Holiday would get the starting nod with Chris Paul out, however, it was Cameron Johnson moving into the starting five with Holiday coming off the bench. The guard out of UCLA will still benefit during Paul's absence with increased playing time and maybe the occasional start which could bring him into fantasy consideration.
Per Shams Charania, the Wizards have traded Aaron Holiday to the Suns
Holiday will now be competing with Cam Payne for minutes in the Suns second unit. Monitor the situation closely to see who the Suns will utilize more.