Phoenix Suns Refuse Qualifying Offer On Point Guard; Becomes Free Agent

With a potential qualifying offer of $5.7M, the Phoenix Suns have decided not to go that route with guard Aaron Holiday, making him an unrestricted free agent. 

The 25-year-old guard averaged 6.8 points and 3.4 assists for the Suns after they acquired him from the Washington Wizards. But it's his defense and 3-point shooting that make Holiday an asset. He fired triples at a 44.4% rate for Phoenix, and overall had a 38% mark on the season. 

Holiday earned $2.6M, and the Suns obviously weren't inclined to more than double his salary with the QO. In the playoffs, Holiday fell out of the Suns' guard rotation, behind Chris Paul, Landry Shamet and Cameron Payne. 

He'll now head out on the open market. 

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