The Dallas Mavericks will sign small forward Justin Holiday after his buyout agreement with the Houston Rockets is complete. Ahead of the 2022-23 NBA Trade Deadline the Atlanta Hawks traded the small forward, big man Frank Kaminsky, and two second-round picks to the Houston Rockets for guard Garrison Matthews and big man Bruno Fernando. Holiday and the Rockets quickly moved to work on a contract buyout so he could sign with a contender for the rest of the season. Dallas was looking for depth in order to compete for an NBA Championship with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
Justin Holiday has agreed to a buyout arrangement with the Houston Rockets and plans to sign with the Dallas Mavericks when he clears waivers, sources told ESPN.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 13, 2023
This season with the Atlanta Hawks, Justin Holiday averaged 4.5 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 38.4 percent and a three-point percentage of 34.5 percent. Holiday had a limited role with Atlanta and his role for Dallas will likely be mostly for depth or in case of an injury. That being said now he gets to compete for an NBA Championship with Dallas this season. With the Mavericks currently sitting as the 4th seed in the Western Conference Standings, they are looking to move up and seriously compete for an NBA Championship.