After the frenzy of free agency was nearly over, the Atlanta Hawks reportedly snuck in the signing of Justin Holiday to a two-year contract. On Thursday evening, the team confirmed those rumblings with the announcement that Holiday has been inked to a multi-year deal.
Here is what Hawks head coach and president of basketball operations Mike Budenholzer had to say about Holiday:
"Justin's abilities on both ends of the court excited us as we looked to add depth on the wing," Budenholzer said. "His combination of length and versatility with a great work ethic give him a chance to be a solid contributor on the court, and his experience on a championship team this past season and his high-character will be great positives for our locker room."
The 6-foot-7 Holiday appeared in 59 games for the Warriors last season, and the Hawks undoubtedly see him as a player who can develop into a legitimate 3-and-D option on the wing. Financial details were not disclosed at this time, but the multi-year announcement is in line with previous reports, and this was a low-cost move that could produce significant value.