Warriors waive Chris Paul to make space for Jrue Holiday

Warriors waived guard Chris Paul on Monday to make room for veteran Jrue Christmas.

It’s a bit of a surprise, since the team has been ailing for Christmas for most of the season.

The Warriors lost Christmas for the second straight game and it was a disappointing loss, with Holiday’s absence hurting Golden State.

They had been struggling to score in the fourth quarter, especially late in the second quarter when the Warriors struggled to find a rhythm.

Holiday scored a season-high 19 points in 31 minutes on 5-of-10 shooting.

Paul is coming off a solid season with the Clippers, averaging 12.5 points, 4.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.

He was signed by the Warriors as a free agent after the season and he signed a one-year deal worth $5.75 million.

Holiday will become a free agency restricted free agent this summer.

More Warriors: Warriors waive veteran Chris Paul, Chris Mullin, and more to make roster spot available for J.R. Smith article Golden State waived guard J.J. Redick and guard Anthony Bennett.

Redicker was waived and Bennett was signed to a one year deal worth about $2.7 million.