Holiday contributed four points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists, one rebound, one block and one steal in 16 minutes during Wednesday's 116-105 loss to the Thunder. Holiday began the month averaging 23.2 minutes per game over the first five contests, but has since seen his role dwindle to 29 total minutes over the last two games as the Knicks have heavily relied on their starters heading into the all-star break. The 27-year-old has brought a ton of energy off the bench, averaging 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game, all career highs.
Holiday finished with 13 points (4-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots over 32 minutes in Monday's 109-103 win against the Pacers. Holiday is enjoying his best stretch of the season, averaging 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in his role off the bench over the past six games. His 32 minutes Monday set a season best, and he has played 19 or more minutes in five of his past six outings. If Holiday is available off the waiver wire in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, the time to act is now if you need cheap scoring assistance.
Holiday tallied 11 points (5-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and four rebounds across 23 minutes in a 108-107 loss to the Hawks on Monday. Holiday's scoring total led the Knicks bench, and was a welcome contribution with Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Lance Thomas (orbital sitting out). The absence of Thomas in particular opened up some more court time, and a 20-plus-minute role could be in the offing for Holiday over the next several games, as Thomas is expected to be sidelined for at least a week. Holiday has hit double figures in the scoring column in two straight contests, following a 17-point effort Sunday against the Raptors.
Holiday compiled eight points (3-8 FG, 2-7 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists and one block across 28 minutes in a 102-94 loss to the Pelicans on Friday. Holiday has remained in a bench role in the last two games despite Courtney Lee's absence due to a sore wrist, but he's done a better job of taking advantage of the extra minutes available at shooting guard than Lee's replacement in the starting five, Sasha Vujacic. In those two contests, Holiday is averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 treys, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal in 31.0 minutes. Lee is uncertain to play in the second half of the Knicks' back-to-back set Saturday against the Rockets, so if he remains out, Holiday could make for an appealing low-cost DFS target.
Holiday posted a team-high 15 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three assists, two rebounds, six steals and a block over 23 minutes in Thursday's 103-90 loss to the Warriors. Holiday outperformed the rest of his teammates on a night where the Knicks needed to fill the scoring void created by the absences of Derrick Rose (back) and Carmelo Anthony (shoulder). Not only did he have the hot hand from the field, but he was outstanding on the defensive end, with his six thefts representing a season high. The third-year guard has proven capable of production such as Thursday's when getting sufficient playing time, but his minutes have been mired in the teens more often than not. However, with an allotment north of 20 minutes in each of the last two games, Holiday has notably averaged 11.5 points on 50 percent shooting (8-for-16) over that span. If Rose's injury persists, Holiday could continue providing solid returns with the extra floor time the former's absence would presumably afford him.
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