Rockets sign point guard Aaron Holiday in NBA’s 2023 free agency

The Rockets were pursuing guard depth with their remaining resources in 2023 free agency. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, they’ve found a potential solution: former Atlanta Hawks point guard Aaron Holiday.

Holiday signed with Houston on a one-year deal. The contract is for the NBA’s minimum salary, The Athletic reports.

Now 26 years old, Holiday is well regarded for his combination of on-ball defense, steady ball-handling and strong 3-point shooting. Over the last two seasons, the 6-foot-0 guard has averaged 5.1 points (39.3% on 3-pointers) and 1.9 assists in 14.8 minutes per game.

Based on his size, Holiday is likely limited to a point-guard role. However, with Kevin Porter Jr. presumably shifting to more wing usage in the 2023-24 season, that move could open more floor-general opportunities within the offense of new head coach Ime Udoka.

Holiday will join rookie Amen Thompson as backup options at point guard behind newly signed veteran Fred VanVleet. Other veteran free agents signed by the Rockets during the 2023 free agency window are Dillon Brooks, Jock Landale and Jeff Green.


Report: Rockets showing interest in free agent guard Aaron Holiday

Report: Rockets surveying market for guard depth in 2023 free agency

Story originally appeared on Rockets Wire