Justin Holiday played in every game for the second straight season, and 3 of the last 4 years. The reason he gets the nod over bubble breakout guy T.J. Warren is due to the latter’s plantar fasciitis, which will keep him out in the short term. The elder of the two Pacer Holidays should get starts at small forward in the meantime. Will Warren return and be the guy we saw light up the Sixers for 53 points? Speaking as a pessimistic realist, he will likely struggle when he’s back to full speed and could share the load with Holiday until Nate Bjorkgren thinks its time to push him. On his own, Holiday is a smooth 3 and D player who averages over a steal per game despite reserve minutes. He’s a true pest that often has to take on the biggest assignments.
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