Well, we got some pretty cool news today Sixers fans! The two Holiday brothers will be playing together!
Early this morning, a league source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com’s John Finger that the Philadelphia 76ers will call up Justin Holiday, Jrue Holiday’s 23-year old older brother, from the D-League.
After four seasons playing at the University of of Washington, Justin went undrafted in 2011. This season, Justin averaged 17 points and 5.2 rebounds in 46 games with the Idaho Stampede. The 6’6″ forward also shot above 40% from the three-point line with Idaho.
Unfortunately for someone, this addition will cost them their spot on the team. The roster is now at the maximum of fifteen players, Holiday makes sixteen. The most likely candidates are Jeremy Pargo, Charles Jenkins, and the swag-less Nick Young. All three have been non-factors in Doug Collins’ new rotation.
It should be really intriguing to see what the Holiday brothers can do on the court for the remainder of the season, and possibly for seasons to come.