Holiday scored six points (2-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt) in 18 minutes in Wednesday's win over Sacramento. Holiday didn't see a minutes increase despite starting for the first time this season on Wednesday. Holiday put up just three rebounds and one assist in his start, near his averages in each category. The guard will likely be benched when Jeff Teague (ankle) and Kent Bazemore (ankle) return.
Holiday will get his first start of the season versus the Kings Wednesday, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Hawks reports. With Jeff Teague and Kent Bazemore out again, the Hawks have decided to give Holiday a chance to start. Atlanta went big Tuesday, starting Paul Millsap, Al Horford, and Tiago Splitter, but have opted for a more normal sized lineup Wednesday. Holiday will look to take advantage of this starting opportunity.
Holiday will get his first start of the season against Sacramento, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Holiday is usually a bench player for the Hawks but due to Jeff Teague (ankle) being held out with an ankle and the team looking to go with a smaller lineup, Holiday will get the start. Don't expect this to be a regular occurrence, as Holiday is likely to return to his bench role after Wednesday's tilt.
Holiday is averaging 5.0 points, 1.0 assists, and 1.0 rebounds per game since the beginning of the Hawks' 2015-16 campaign. Holiday has participated in three out of the five games that Atlanta has played and is shooting 39 percent from the field with averaging 18.3 minutes per game. In comparison to his preseason performance, the shooting guard has improved offensively and could continue to see similar results in the season ahead.
Holiday is averaging 13 minutes of action through four preseason matchups. Holiday has put up abysmal numbers in his preseason outings, averaging 3.3 points per game while shooting 13 percent from the field. Looking forward to the start of the regular season, Holiday will likely receive little playing time despite being able to play both at the two and the three slot.
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