Former Philadelphia 76ers guard secures spot in ABA league


justin_holidayFormer NBA player Justin Holiday, who spent only one season in the NBA, playing for the Philadelphia Sixers, has found a new home, in Europe, Abaliga.com reported.

During his time with the Sixers, Holiday proved himself to be a good defender, yet it wasn’t enough to secure a long-term spot on the team.

“The guy I like to guard on the perimeter is the guy who can shoot the ball very well without dribbling,” Holiday said at the time.

“A guy who can dribble and shoot is very tough to guard. A guy who is just shooting the jump shot, that is the easiest for me to guard, [and] at the same time I actually like guarding the best.”

Holiday played 9 games for the Sixers during the 2012-2013 season, averaging 4.7 points, 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game. He then was sent to D-League team Idaho Stampede, where he spent the most of the season.

Holiday did not disappoint, averaging 17.3 ppg, 2.5 apg and 5.3 rpg in 34.7 mpg on the court.

The only Hungarian representative in ABA League Szolnoki Olaj confirmed that this season they bring in Holiday, who who attended the training camp of Utah Jazz this summer, but couldn’t make it on their roster for this NBA season.

After the unsuccessful attempt to return to the strongest club competition in the world, Holiday decided to try his luck in Europe and Szolnoki turned out to be an ideal team, which offered him to compete in competitions with high reputation, such as ABA League and EuroChallenge. The contract is signed until the end of this season.



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