Dallas Mavericks: Why Justin Holiday is the role player the team needs

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Justin Holiday (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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3. Justin Holiday allows Dallas Mavericks to keep the ball in Luka’s hands

The Mavs want to keep Luka Doncic on the ball. That is no secret. He is leading the best offense in NBA history as a 21-year-old. Doncic stands out as one of the best passers and playmakers in the league too.

Adding Holiday gives Dallas another player that will play within the system. He is going to take open shots. If the defense closes out too hard, Holiday will drive past them for an easy score. The 31-year-old is also not afraid to make the extra pass to get a better look.

The Mavericks would love to add another plus shooter to their elite offense. Holiday could take over the Justin Jackson and Courtney Lee wing minutes. He allows the Mavs to have multiple floor spacers on the court at all times. The 6’6 wing also gives Dallas another 82-plus percent free throw shooter for late-game situations where they are trying to close out a win.

Justin Holiday would be a stellar offense fit on the Mavericks. He spaces the floor and keeps the ball in Luka’s hands. That all goes without mentioning what may be Holiday’s best asset to any NBA team.

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