Mar 13, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday (11) shoots a jump shot over the defense of Miami Heat forward Shane Battier (31) during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Heat defeated the Sixers 98-94. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Sixers To Call Up Justin Holiday From D-League


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.

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  • John Adair

    Really looking to see the chemistry between Jrue and Justin. Hopefully Justin will be productive enough to stay with the team, it could only help Jrue.

    • Jovan Alford

      Justin did play on the Sixers summer league team this year and looked pretty good.

      • John Adair

        I thought so too when I saw him this summer. He can shoot the three, and the addition should help the chemistry with Jrue. Hopefully it can be a boost.