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Pacers exercise contract options on TJ Leaf, Aaron Holiday

Indiana Pacers' T.J. Leaf looks to get around Boston Celtics' Al Horford during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on March 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have exercised contract options on TJ Leaf and Aaron Holiday.

was the team’s first-round draft pick in 2017 and has averaged 3.4
points and 1.9 rebounds in his first two seasons in the league. The
6-foot-10, 225-pound forward is expected to play a bigger role this

Holiday showed promise as a rookie. The 6-1 point guard
and 2018 first-round pick scored 5.9 points and dished out 1.7 assists
in 2018-19 and should log more minutes now that point guard Darren
Collison and backup Cory Joseph are no longer on the roster.

Indiana also signed veteran guard Walt Lemon Jr., who played with Boston, Chicago and New Orleans over the past two seasons.