Pacers Sign First-Rounder Aaron Holiday

The Pacers have signed first-round pick Aaron Holiday to his rookie scale contract, according to a press release issued by the team.

Holiday, the younger brother of NBA players Jrue Holiday and Justin Holiday, enjoyed a major breakout season at UCLA in 2017/18, increasing his scoring average by eight points per game to 20.3 PPG. That mark tied him with Arizona’s Deandre Ayton for the Pac-12 scoring lead. Holiday also chipped in 5.8 APG and 3.7 RPG, shooting 42.9% on three-point attempts.

The Pacers selected Holiday with the 23rd overall pick in the 2018 draft, which will put him in line for a first-year salary of approximately $1.91MM. That figure represents the maximum allowable 120% of the rookie scale amount for the No. 23 pick in 2018/19.

Like all other first-rounders who sign rookie scale contracts, Holiday will get two guaranteed years, with team options in years three and four.

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5 thoughts on “Pacers Sign First-Rounder Aaron Holiday

    • No joke! They have Bryce Alford playing for their summer league team. That’s Alford, Leaf, Ikobogo (spelling ?), Holliday, and Collison. They’re as bad as New Orleans with Kentucky.

  1. Here’s your Pacers guard of the future. They’ll need their cap space to sign Turner and Sabonis, as well as finding a small forward. The Pacers said they like him because he’s a clone of Collison. They tried to sign Jrue Collison last summer before he resigned with New Orleans.

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