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Justin Holiday | Guard/Forward | #8

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 185
College: Washington
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Justin Holiday vastly improved against the Wolves on Friday with 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.
He got the start for the injured Courtney Lee (ankle) and really stepped it up after struggling for over a week. If Lee is going to miss additional time, Holiday could flirt with minutes close to 30. Although, he's not expected to miss time and figures to be questionable for Sunday against the Kings. Holiday is only a lukewarm pickup in deep leagues. Dec 3 - 12:21 AM

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Justin Holiday will start against the Wolves on Friday night.

Holiday started the third quarter on Wednesday, so this move is expected. Holiday only played 10.3 minutes in the second half, so he may not getting a big bump. Expect to see more of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Brandon Jennings tonight.
Dec 2 - 7:21 PM

Justin Holiday started the third quarter for Courtney Lee (ankle) against the Wolves on Wednesday, finishing with two points, four rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.

He wasn't too impressive during this game while Brandon Jennings stepped up the most after an injury to Courtney Lee (ankle). There's no break on Lee's ankle, so it appears to be more of a day-to-day issue. Holiday only gets a short-term boost until further notice.
Nov 30 - 11:41 PM

Justin Holiday started the third quarter for Courtney Lee (ankle) against the Wolves on Wednesday.

Lee was ruled out for the game due to his ankle sprain. Holiday has played well for the Knicks and even gets some run with the first unit when the Knicks go with Kristaps Porzingis at the five. If Lee does need to miss time, Holiday would get a nice bump in minutes. He's worth a speculative look in deeper leagues.
Nov 30 - 9:27 PM

Justin Holiday said he has a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder suffered in Friday’s game versus Charlotte.

"Every time you make contact, it’s going to hurt, but it still moves,’’ Holiday said. He played 18 minutes on Saturday and then 15 minutes on Monday night, so it doesn't appear to be hampering him significantly. Holiday is averaging 6.2 points and 2.7 rebounds. He can be left on the waiver wire.
Nov 29 - 9:47 AM

Justin Holiday hurt his shoulder on Friday and did return, finishing with nine points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

He is fully expected to play on Saturday. The Knicks are starting to play smaller more often, but it hasn't helped Holiday get a significant bump in minutes. He's only on the radar in deeper formats.
Nov 26 - 12:27 AM

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said he's happy with how Justin Holiday has been playing as of late.

Holiday scored nine points off the bench on Wednesday, and Hornacek has been happy with what he's seen so far. "He’s doing everything right,’’ Hornacek said. "Of all our guys more than anybody, he’s consistently in the right spot. He’s got a nice shot. He’s been huge for us.’’ While Holiday isn't an option in standard leagues, he's worth a flier in deep leagues.
Nov 17 - 10:02 AM

Justin Holiday scored nine points with five rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

He's earned a regular role on the Knicks and could get more run against teams with smaller lineups. "All you have to do is tell him once and he does it," coach Jeff Hornacek said of Holiday. He's not going to have a very high usage rate and he's not a per-minute stud in the other categories, so Holiday is more of a 16-team guy.
Nov 16 - 11:08 PM

Justin Holiday started the second half of Monday's game for the Knicks and finished with 16 points and two 3-pointers on 6-of-7 shooting, and added four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in a win over the Mavericks.

This was a very nice line from Holiday and Noah has been an inconsistent mess for most of the year and if this ends up being a situation where the Knicks decide to start Holiday, he'll be worth a flier in most leagues. But the move tonight was made in order to match up with Dallas' small lineup, so we doubt Holiday will get more than a handful of starts, at least for now. Stay tuned.
Nov 14 - 10:27 PM

Justin Holiday started the third quarter of Monday's game vs. Dallas, sending Joakim Noah to the bench.

The Mavericks are using a small-ball lineup with Harrison Barnes at the four, so this is simply a matchup tweak. Kristaps Porzingis shifts over to center with Noah on the bench.
Nov 14 - 9:01 PM

Justin Holiday returned from a cheek injury and failed to score in 12 minutes on Tuesday.

He's healthy enough to play, but that doesn't mean he should be owned in fantasy leagues.
Nov 1 - 11:04 PM

Justin Holiday is available to return on Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

X-rays were negative. Holiday needed five stitches to patch up a laceration on his right cheek, but it shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
Nov 1 - 8:52 PM

Justin Holiday suffered a laceration on his right cheek that required five stitches on Tuesday vs. the Pistons and he's questionable to return.

Holiday is a key part of NYK's second unit and was averaging 8.0 points in 23.0 minutes per game coming into tonight's game. The injury sounds minor, so he should be fine.
Nov 1 - 8:33 PM

Justin Holiday played 26 minutes and hit 2-of-7 shots (both 3-pointers) to finish with eight points, six boards, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's opener.

Holiday and Brandon Jennings were the only non-starters to log decent minutes for the Knicks, so if you're in a real deep league, Holiday might worth a close eye moving forward. Sasha Vujacic, who could still take Holiday's backup job, played just three minutes in this one.
Oct 25 - 10:40 PM

According to the New York Post, Justin Holiday has a "leg up" on Sasha Vujacic for the backup SG role.

Courtney Lee will be the starter and is probably going to see over 30 minutes per game, but the Knicks view Holiday as a defensive stopper off the bench. "I’m going to make sure I contribute that to this team,’’ Holiday said of his defense. "I’m here to help — not make myself be the star. That’s not my role or why I’m here. We have enough of those players." Holiday shot 43.3 percent from deep in Chicago last season, but he won't get many touches in NY and it's clear that his focus will be on the defensive end. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues.
Sep 3 - 9:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
3Ron Baker
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Guillermo Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee