In a second deadline move within about a half hour, the Phoenix Suns found a more reliable depth guard to possibly take Elfrid Payton’s spot in the depth chart.
The Wizards are trading Aaron Holiday to Phoenix, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 10, 2022
According to John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM and ArizonaSports.com, Phoenix used money from Dario Saric’s disabled player exception to acquire Holiday, bringing up the rare instance of a Robert Sarver-owned team sending cash considerations.
The Suns gave up cash considerations to Washington and put Holiday in the disabled trade exception from Dario not being able to play. So Suns just took on his money.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) February 10, 2022
Holiday doesn’t play a ton — just 16.2 minutes — but has a good baseline of competence, like an assist:turnover ratio of 1.9:1.
According to Basketball Reference, Holiday is in the 84th percentile in finishing efficiency, and has shot 39% on 18 pull-up threes, which isn’t a great sample, but good indications nonetheless.
Holiday should contend for the spot currently held by Elfrid Payton as the third point guard.
Phoenix still has to make a move to open up a roster spot for Holiday.