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Sixers waive Justin Holiday

Aug 14, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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Justin Holiday was waived by the Sixers on Wednesday, reports Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The move was made in order for the team to avoid being on the hook for a portion of his salary next season.

Had Holiday remained on the roster through August 15, his contract would have become partially guaranteed for $50,000, according to Basketball-Reference.com.

Holiday signed a veteran deal in Philadelphia on April 1, and appeared in nine games for the team to close out the 2013 season. He averaged 4.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 15.8 minutes per game, but shot a low percentage from the field and averaged a turnover per contest, as well.

Jrue Holiday (Justin’s brother) was traded on draft night from the Sixers to New Orleans for the rights to Nerlens Noel. His departure from the team was likely an additional factor in the decision to cut Justin loose.

  1. dezglobal - Aug 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I say he signs w his brother on the Pelicans.

  2. darrkkomens - Aug 14, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    I really hope this ownership, especially since its buying the devils, leave the Sixers name and history and move this team and management to Jersey. Philly wants nothing to do with either of you. We’re the 5th largest market we will have a new Sixers franchise in two years, with management that knows how to build a winner and an owner who knows the pulse of the city and it’s fan base.

    • asimonetti88 - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      Really? Releasing a guy who played 9 games and 16 minutes per is what causes you to go all doomsday?

  3. ddarqwon - Aug 14, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    I guess Philly just isn’t a warm place for the Holidays.

    • patfic15 - Aug 14, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      You sir have won the comments challenge. Your prize? Editor at PBT…easiest job in the world.

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      @ ddarqwon

      Bravo sir, well played! LOL

  4. sportsnut101 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Holiday is over Back to work now

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