Detroit Pistons: 3 players the team should consider trading for

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2. Justin Holiday

Justin Holiday is the eldest of the Holiday brood. Holiday has struggled to catch on as well as New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday, but he has been coming along nicely in the past couple of years. With the Chicago Bulls this season, he’s shooting 38.4 percent from 3-point range on 7.5 attempts per game. Holiday would give the team the additional wing flexibility that we see from the NBA’s best teams right now.

Holiday ranks 21st in the NBA in Real Plus-Minus among small forwards. He is also putting up career-best numbers in Player Impact Plus-Minus and true shooting percentage. He doesn’t require a high amount of touches to make his impact felt, which is perfect for a team that already has three high-usage guys. Teams with star cores need role players to fit in around them, and that is exactly what Holiday has turned into at this point.

Holiday is having the best season of his career at the perfect time for him. He’s in the middle of a contract year at age 29, and he’ll be looking to cash in on one major contract next offseason. With the Pistons, he’ll have the opportunity to build that value. His contract for this season is cheaper than Ellington’s, and he is older than much of the Bulls’ young core. Chicago is looking to get younger, and could do so with this type of move that helps both teams.