2020 NBA Free Agency: 3 Reasons why the Washington Wizards should sign Justin Holiday

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Reason #1: Great veteran for the locker room

Holiday would provide the Washington Wizards with leadership on and off the court. The only players currently on Washington’s roster with five or more years of experience are Bradley Beal, John Wall, and Ish Smith. Another veteran presence and voice in the locker room would surely improve the culture of the team. The Wizards need to get back to winning and contending in the Eastern Conference. Holiday’s vet influence can rub off on the younger players and speed up their growth process.

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Just this past Wednesday, the Wizards selected forward Deni Avdjia out of Maccabi Tel Aviv with the ninth pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. It can sometimes be a difficult transition for young players making the jump from international play to the NBA. Holiday would be the perfect vet for Avdjia to learn from because he competes on both ends of the floor. He’ll be able to show him the tricks of the trade at the forward position. You don’t make it almost a decade in this league without commitment and dedication to your craft. Holiday is a consummate pro and he’ll definitely be an upgrade to the Wizards’ roster if they sign him to a deal.