3 goals for Atlanta Hawks reserve point guard Aaron Holiday

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The Atlanta Hawks have had a tremendous offseason. They have added talent at both guard positions and at the wing. While Dejounte Murray will receive most of the attention of the new signees, the minimum deal signing of Aaron Holiday is a tremendous steal for the Hawks.

Holiday is a tremendous defender for his position and has the ability to make good passes which help open the floor up for his teammates. While he will not have as big a role as his brother Justin Holiday, the youngest Holiday brother will still be crucial.

With Kevin Huerter and Delon Wright both gone, there is a large amount of court time up for grabs this season. This is where Holiday will be able to bring his skills to the fore, to help take some of the ball-handling duties off Dejounte Murray at the start and end of periods. While his numbers may not be huge next season, he will be an important player.

Why did the Atlanta Hawks sign Aaron Holiday to a one-year deal?

Well, there are a number of reasons that the Hawks signed Holiday to a deal. One of them is they are just over the luxury tax threshold which means that Holiday’s minimum deal gives them a player for very little cash outlay.

He has also played for Nate McMillan before in Indiana so the coach understands how best to utilize the fourth-year guard. On top of that, he spent almost a quarter of last season learning under one of the best point guards ever to play the game, Chris Paul. Now, let’s look at three goals for Aaron Holiday for next season.