Holiday said Tuesday in an essay posted on The Players' Tribune that he will join the Pacers in Orlando for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season. "Working to achieve financial security is not something to be ashamed of. And as we head back to the court to resume the season, many players will be out there for the same reason I am -- for our futures," Holiday wrote. "But I also realize that there's something just as critical at stake. More than ever, there is a dire need now to elevate my Black brothers and sisters, to use my platform to empower and elevate our people."
Due to the civil unrest in the United States in recent weeks, Holiday was previously undecided about playing in the bubble in Orlando. Now that he's committed to rejoining the Pacers, he'll give the team a significant three-and-D piece on the wing. Prior to the NBA's hiatus, Holiday averaged 8.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 three-pointers and 1.8 combined steals and blocks across 24.9 minutes per game.