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Report: Pacers trading Aaron Holiday, No. 31 (Isaiah Todd) to Wizards for No. 22 (Isaiah Jackson)

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 8: Aaron Holiday #3 of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards on May 8, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Wizards are trading starting point guard Russell Westbrook to the Lakers. Backups Ish Smith and Raul Neto are heading into unrestricted free agency.

Washington’s new point guard? Aaron Holiday, who’s coming in a trade from the Pacers.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Holiday, 24, showed potential in Indiana. But the 2018 No. 23 pick was stuck behind Malcolm Brogdon and just didn’t earn minutes over T.J. McConnell. Holiday should get more opportunity in the final year of his rookie-scale contract.

This could indicate the Pacers will re-sign McConnell in free agency.

Isaiah Jackson was a reasonable pick at No. 22. But I wouldn’t have taken him quite that high, and Indiana already has Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis and Goga Bitadze at center. Why trade up for Jackson, especially at that sizable price? Maybe the Pacers just like the athletic big from Kentucky that much.

Isaiah Todd spent the year in the NBA’s minor league. He has potential as a stretch four.