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Jrue Holiday | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: UCLA
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Jrue Holiday (shin surgery) expects to be cleared for on-court activity in August.
Holiday hasn't done any on-court work since suffering a stress fracture in January, and he's still working to rebuild the muscles in his right leg while regaining his conditioning. He said that he feels "strong" and as long as he does get on the court in August he should be ready to go for Pelicans' training camp. Jul 1 - 5:58 PM
Source: NBA.com

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Jrue Holiday (leg) is still not cleared for basketball activity.

He added that he's not expecting a trade this time around. Holiday was traded to New Orleans on draft night last year, but there were some murmurs of him possibly being dealt. Holiday is expected to be ready for training camp as the Pelicans' starting point guard and has started working out with his conditioning coach recently.
Jun 25 - 6:31 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) has been working out with his performance and conditioning coach.

The team Twitter account tweeted out a picture of Jrue lifting weights, doing agility drills, and dribbling a basketball on Wednesday. They haven't revealed too much on Jrue's status, but coach Monty Williams said that his starting point guard is "on target" to be ready for training camp.
Jun 25 - 3:37 PM

The Pelicans have discussed trades to acquire a first-round draft pick, but they haven't considered including Jrue Holiday in any deals.

Holiday was linked to the Kings' No. 8 pick, but beat writer John Reid's sources have debunked that rumor. The Pelicans are interested in drafting a center or small forward, two obvious needs for their team, but they don't have any draft picks of their own due to last season's deal that sent Nerlens Noel and this year's pick to the 76ers for Holiday and Pierre Jackson.
Jun 24 - 4:25 PM

Coach Monty Williams said Jrue Holiday (leg) is "on target" from his back surgery in February.

The Pelicans were extremely tight-lipped on Jrue after his stress fracture to his tibia. Holiday's injury may have occurred back on Jan. 8, but the team was very hesitant to update his status. The former All-Star is expected to be ready for training camp and will look to build off a nice start in New Orleans.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 19 - 11:15 PM

Jrue Holiday had successful surgery on his right tibia on Friday and will miss the rest of the season.

The Pelicans have kept pretty quiet on Jrue since he last played back on Jan. 8 and they finally released some information today about their former All-Star's status. There is no word on how much recovery time Holiday will need from the surgery, but most signs point to him being ready for 2014-15. Brian Roberts will handle the point guard duties for the rest of the season.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 28 - 5:11 PM

Jrue Holiday (stress fracture) has yet to practice, according to beat writer Jim Eichenhofer.

Eichenhofer also added that Holiday is no closer to returning, according to Pelicans' coach Monty Williams. The lack of information from the Pelicans regarding Holiday's has been akin to a covert op, but it's looking like we won't see the 23-year-old on the court until at least March. In the meantime, Brian Roberts should be considered a must-own in standard leagues until Holiday's return.
Feb 25 - 10:29 AM

Jrue Holiday is still out indefinitely and has no timetable to return, according to team beat writer Jim Eichenhofer.

There was an unsubstantiated report last week about Holiday possibly coming back this week, but the report mentioned a possible 4-6 week timeline, which was never released by the team. Fantasy owners have to just sit tight for now and look for Jrue to eventually make his way back to the practice court. Brian Roberts remains a must-own fantasy point guard for as long as Holiday is out. And we're just as frustrated as his owners by the lack of information about his injury since the day he went down.
Feb 19 - 6:11 PM

Jrue Holiday (stress fracture) could return to action "in a week, if not sooner," according to Darrell Williams of the New Orleans Advocate.

We'd like to have this report confirmed by another source, as it may simply be an extrapolation from Holiday's original timetable, but he should not be on any waiver wires. His return will spoil fill-in starter Brian Roberts' value by thrusting him back to the bench. The Pelicans play at home on Wednesday before hitting the road for back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. Owners with weekly lineups may want to err on the side of caution, but a return by the end of the month seems feasible.
Feb 18 - 10:24 AM

Jrue Holiday (leg) has been out for five weeks and still has no timetable to return.

He was diagnosed with a stress fracture of his tibia back on Jan. 10 and might have played with the injury back on Jan. 8 before tapping out and not playing in the fourth quarter. By comparison, Bradley Beal missed four weeks due to his stress to his fibula earlier this season, but every injury is different and Holiday's injury is to his tibia, which is a larger bone as a whole. The last piece of info we have is that he's in California visiting with doctors. It's anyone's guess on when he'll be back, but he should be stashed in most leagues, especially with no games until Tuesday.
Feb 14 - 3:00 PM

The Pelicans continue to list Jrue Holiday (leg) as "out indefinitely."

The Pelicans have provided scant updates since they announced Holiday would be sidelined with a stress fracture in early January. It speaks to the uncertain nature of the injury. All players can do is stay off it and hope the bone heals up, but no one seems to know how long that will take. In the case of JaVale McGee, he's going to miss the entire season. The Pelicans haven't hinted at anything like that yet, so owners who have been stashing need to hold tight a little longer. Perhaps some news will come out during All-Star weekend, which is in New Orleans.
Feb 11 - 12:29 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) has been talking to the medical staff about his leg injury, coach Monty Williams said on Saturday.

He still does not have a timetable to return and perhaps this meeting may shed some light on the subject. Holiday has missed the last 12 games with a stress fracture and the Pelicans have gone with Brian Roberts at point guard. His owners have to stash him and should check back in a couple days for another update.
Source: NOLA.com
Feb 1 - 8:40 PM

The Pelicans continue to simply list Jrue Holiday (leg) as inactive.

New Orleans has provided no updates since Holiday went down with a stress fracture in his right tibia three weeks ago. We haven't heard anything about him practicing, or even anything about how the fracture is healing. The only snippet we have to go on is an old report from CSNNW that suggested Holiday could return sometime around the All-Star break. Owners that have stashed this long should continue to do so as we await a progress update.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 31 - 11:19 AM

A source close to Jrue Holiday (leg) tells CSNNW they're optimistic he can return in approximately one month.

We're not going to take this timetable as gospel, as it comes from a reporter who typically covers the Blazers and stress fractures have unpredictable healing results. But it's a reasonable and solid general guideline for owners weighing roster decisions to go on. If Holiday is out a month, he'll miss 17 games. During that time, we'd expect Brian Roberts to assume top-100 value in fantasy formats.
Jan 10 - 1:09 PM

Jrue Holiday is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right tibia.

This one comes out of left field as Holiday has played in all 34 games this season, looking healthy while seeing 33.6 minutes per night. Now he'll be prescribed with a ton of rest and time in a walking boot as stress fractures are typically caused by overuse. We have no idea on a timetable yet, as this injury varies greatly based on severity and how fast the bone can heal. But Holiday is almost certainly facing a multi-week absence, making Brian Roberts a must-add as the new starting point guard and giving Tyreke Evans a huge boost as an added ball handler. In five starts last year, Roberts averaged 12.6 points, 10.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 3-pointers and 0.8 steals.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 10 - 11:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Russ Smith
3Austin Rivers
4Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
2John Salmons
3Darius Miller
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Luke Babbitt
3Scotty Hopson
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey
4Patric Young