LA Clippers: 3 low-risk free agents the team can sign

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Justin Holiday, Indiana Pacers

Justin Holiday Indiana Pacers (Photo by Kim Klement – Pool/Getty Images)

2. Justin Holiday

2019-20 stats (Indiana): 8.3 PPG, 42.8 FG%, 40.5 3P%, 1.3 AST, 3.3 REB, 1.2 STL

If the LA Clippers do want to sign a different guard outside of Reggie, Justin Holiday might be the guy to look at.

The 31-year-old is a journeyman in the NBA playing for seven teams but has been good enough everywhere that he has gone.

His stats won’t wow anyone nor will he likely take a starting role but he can provide decent enough playmaking and scoring from the bench without turning the ball over. In fact, this past season he posted his lowest turnover percentage at just 7.9%. That’s not to say he was prone before – his highest turnovers per game is 1.3 when he was a member of the Chicago Bulls.

Holiday is the type of guy who understands his role and will come in for 20-30 minutes per night and do his job. Over his career, he’s not a great defender with just a career 0.5 Defensive Box Plus/Minus but as a backup guard, he doesn’t need to be great. Again, with a new coach, we can hopefully expect that poor defensive showings over longer stretches will be a thing of the past.

Holiday made just $4.7 million this season and as his career starts to wind down, the team could potentially offer a veteran’s minimum or even just a small portion of the mid-level exception to bring him into the fold.

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