The Indiana Pacers are a team that could make a move or two at the NBA trade deadline, but they may choose to stand pat. Kevin Pritchard and company are never super aggressive in the middle of the season when it comes to making roster moves. One potential trade candidate on their roster could be point guard Aaron Holiday.
Over the last couple of years, there has been a ton of interest from teams around the league in trading for Holiday. So far, the Pacers have rebuffed all of those teams’ interest.
Now, however, things could be changing in Indiana. One NBA executive believes that the Pacers could trade Holiday this year at the trade deadline.
“Aaron Holiday is a name that I have heard is available for the right price. His role in the rotation has become scarce and Edmond Sumner is thriving in his place. I think there’s a real chance that Holiday gets dealt at the deadline.”
Holiday certainly has a lot of talent and potential, but he has failed to put everything together thus far. That could lead the Pacers to consider moving him for the right price. It certainly would make sense for them to do so with Caris LeVert close to making a comeback as well.
This season with the Pacers, Holiday has played in 35 games and started in six of those appearances. He has averaged just 19.1 minutes per game. In those minutes, Holiday has averaged 7.3 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.3 rebounds per game.
In addition to those averages, Holiday has shot 37.1 percent from the floor and 35.2 percent from the three-point line. Those percentages are down from the 41.4 percent from the floor and 39.4 percent from three-point range that he shot last year.
At 24 years old, there will likely still be quite a few teams interested in acquiring Aaron Holiday if the Pacers make him available. There are a lot of teams around the NBA who could use some help at the point guard position.
Expect to see the Pacers be active in trade talks ahead of the deadline. Pritchard and company know that a move or two could be needed, and Holiday is a name to keep a close eye on.