Seeing brother combinations in the NBA is always a nice gesture. Marcus and Markieff Morris who both reside with the Phoenix Suns seemed to have bursts in performance when they were reunited in Phoenix. However, when siblings can't make the same squad, it's interesting to see them go head-to-head. Well, there's a shot that Pelicans floor general Jrue Holiday might be squaring up against his older brother Justin, who just signed a deal with the Golden State Warriors.
The #Warriors have signed free agent guard Justin Holiday (@JustHolla22). Details " http://t.co/3Gbn94dMjn pic.twitter.com/mRSVeIWkTF— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) September 8, 2014
The older brother of the former All-Star, Justin was once on the same team as his brother, when both played for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2012-13 season. Holiday only appeared in nine games, but this interview puts the brother bond in the NBA into perspective.
After his short stint into Philadelphia, the 6"6' guard spent the rest of the 2012-13 season in the NBA D-League with the Idaho Stampede. He averaged 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, plus a league-leading 2.43 steals in 34.7 minutes. Holiday was named to the All-NBA D-League Third Team and All-NBA D-League Defensive Second Team for his accelerated play.
However, most recently, Justin Holiday was playing for the Warriors Las Vegas Summer League squad. Holiday was impressive, averaging a team-leading 14.8 points per game in only 22.8 minutes per game. His 6'6" frame gives him a distinct advantage over most guards on the floor, which he smartly uses to his advantage. Holiday also has a consistent stroke from deep; he hit on 41% of his 3PT attempts with the Stampede in 2013 on four attempts per game, while hitting 33% from three in Summer League.
With Stephen Curry and Shawn Livingston filling the guard positions on the roster, Holiday will have to earn his spot on the roster. However, don't be surprised if the Holiday brothers meet up on the NBA hardwood when the Pelicans visit the Warriors on November 4th.
It's also worth noting that, just in case he doesn't make Golden State's roster, the Santa Cruz Warriors hold Justin Holiday's D-League rights.