The Knicks want to bring Justin Holiday back to New York

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According to a recent report from the Indianapolis Star, the Knicks “really want” their former player Justin Holiday to return to New York. There have been reports of Holiday dissatisfied with the locker room situation in Indiana, which he later denied, but there are certainly issues to resolve behind the scenes for the Pacers as they search for a new manager after firing Nate McMillan.

31-year-old Holiday arrived in New York as part of the Derrick Rose trade in 2016. He ended up playing all 82 games during his single season with the Knicks, coming off the bench at an average of 7.7 points with 43.3. % of shots, including 35.5 percent from the center.

Holiday improved his distance accuracy last season in Indiana, connecting with 40.5% of his three. As a veteran who can both shoot basketball and play defensively, it seems like a good choice for Thibodeau’s new team, especially if it can be had for a decent price.