Justin Holiday, Jrue's older brother, has signed a contract with the 76ers for the remainder of the season and will be at the team's practice Monday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

In 47 games with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, the 6-foot-6 guard averaged 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.4 steals.

The Sixers had the maximum of 15 players on the roster. They were likely to waive a player - Jeremy Pargo or Charles Jenkins - to make room for the 23-year-old Holiday.

As a member of the Sixers' summer league team in Orlando last year, Justin Holiday averaged 11.8 games in five games. He shot 41 percent from behind the three-point line.

Holiday played at the University of Washington. In his senior season, he was a team captain and Pac-10 defensive player of the year. He was not selected in the 2011 draft.

The Sixers aren't bringing Holiday back simply because of his brother, 22, a first-time all star this season. The plan most likely calls for the elder Holiday to rejoin the Sixers in the summer league so they can get another look at his growth as a player.

"Personally, I think I have done everything I possibly can to show that I should be there," Holiday told the University of Washington Insider. "It's just up to GMs and what they want."