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Jrue Holiday | Guard | #11

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (17) / PHI
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Mavs general manager Donnie Nelson said he doesn't expect to target a point guard in free agency now.
Dennis Smith Jr. looks like he has his team, coaching staff and front office behind him, so he's looking like a very sneaky Rookie of the Year pick. Meanwhile, there was talk the Mavs were going to pursue Jrue Holiday, so this news makes that more unlikely. Expect DSJ to have value right away while Holiday may be staying put with the Pelicans. Jun 22 - 9:48 PM

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The Mavericks have emerged as "serious contenders" to sign Jrue Holiday according to Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated.

Ian Begley of ESPN reported back in May that the Mavericks were interested in Holiday, so not much has changed nearly a month later. The Pelicans said their top priority is to bring back Holiday and they can offer more money than any other team, so they are likely the favorite to re-sign the point guard. Jrue did say that he would like to play with his brother Justin and the Mavericks are interested in him as well, so that would certainly increase Dallas' appeal. Jrue just turned 27 and is coming off a strong season with averages of 15.4 points, 7.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.5 treys on 45.4 percent shooting.
Jun 15 - 12:00 PM

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the Mavericks are interested in free agent PG Jrue Holiday.

The Pelicans can offer him more money than any other team and coach Alvin Gentry said their No. 1 priority is to re-sign him, so Begley adds that the Mavs will likely have to clear some cap space to make a competitive offer. Begley also said that the Knicks are fans of the 26-year-old PG, but the length and amount of Holiday's contract could take them out of the running. Holiday averaged 15.4 points, 7.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.5 treys on 45.4 percent shooting and should be able to at least double his salary this summer after making $11.2 million in the final year of his deal.
Source: ESPN
May 18 - 11:24 AM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said re-signing Jrue Holiday "is a number one priority" this summer.

The unrestricted free agent will be 27 years old in June and is widely expected to at least double his salary this offseason after making $11.2 million in 2016-17. Holiday missed the first 12 games of the season to take care of his family while his wife underwent a successful brain surgery, but he was solid upon his return and finished the campaign with averages of 15.4 points, 7.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.5 treys on 45.4 percent shooting. The Pelicans obviously have two usage rate monsters in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, so a move away from New Orleans likely wouldn't be a bad thing for his fantasy value.
May 16 - 6:39 PM

Jrue Holiday scored nine points with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes during a 122-106 loss to Denver on Friday.

The Pelicans are going with a youth movement the rest of the way, so there's a decent chance Holiday gets a night off on Saturday. Check back for an update tomorrow afternoon.
Apr 8 - 1:06 AM

Jrue Holiday had 18 points, four rebounds, 13 assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on 6-of-13 shooting in Tuesday's 134-131 loss to the Nuggets.

The Pelicans are officially out of the playoffs and given Holiday's injury history, he's certainly a shutdown candidate going forward. He was great tonight and the game was a good one, but the fact the Pelicans' season is basically over is probably not good news for Holiday. Stay tuned.
Apr 5 - 12:40 AM

Jrue Holiday is becoming more comfortable playing off the ball.

For the last seven games, Holiday has started at shooting guard, with Tim Frazier starting at the point. "I think it’s been cool," Holiday said of the past seven games. "I love playing with Tim. He pushes the pace, so he pushes me. Obviously, when he comes in, he brings that energy, and just by him starting we have that from the jump." Holiday is averaging 14.3 points, 6.9 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 2.1 treys, 1.4 steals and just 1.3 turnovers over those seven contests.
Apr 4 - 9:33 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting in Monday's loss to the Jazz.

He had a lot on his shoulders with DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out and finished with five assists, two rebounds, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers. The Pelicans are 4.5 games behind both the Blazers (No. 8 seed) and Nuggets (No. 9 seed), but Holiday's owners can expect him to keep going strong until the Pelicans throw in the towel on the season. If that happens, Tim Frazier and Jordan Crawford could have some sneaky value in the final week or two.
Mar 28 - 1:55 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 13 points in Sunday's game in Denver while adding seven assists, six rebounds and a steal over 27 minutes.

Holiday dropped in three triples, too, while posting a goose egg in the turnover category. He has rebounded from a rough patch at the beginning of the month, posting 10 or more points in eight straight games while contributing six or more assists in each of his past six outings.
Mar 26 - 10:33 PM

Alvin Gentry said he wants Jrue Holiday to be more aggressive in looking for his shot.

"We need to figure out a way for him to keep that [scorer's] mentality, even when he's the primary ball-handler," said Gentry of Holiday. Gentry said he felt bringing Tim Frazier into the starting five helped Holiday to act as more of a scorer playing off the ball, so hopefully, Jrue can keep his momentum going following Sunday's 21-point performance.
Mar 20 - 2:55 PM

Jrue Holiday went 4-of-5 from downtown on Sunday, hitting 8-of-16 shots overall to finish with 21 points, seven assists, three rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes.

Holiday hasn't been great with DeMarcus Cousins in the lineup, so it was nice to see him playing with confidence even with Boogie active tonight. He's been a top-75 value since the break, and is trending up, which is all owners can ask for in the midst of fantasy playoffs.
Mar 19 - 8:58 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 19 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

If DeMarcus Cousins misses time, that should help Holiday's output. Holiday gets a 5.8 usage rate increase when Cousins is off the floor and he's also much more efficient, too. Holiday had a rough time with Cousins earlier this year, but he was playing better after some time with him. He'll be a better DFS play without Boogie, but you're obviously starting him in season long regardless.
Mar 18 - 1:08 AM

Jrue Holiday hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, two assists and three steals in 27 minutes in Tuesday's easy win over the Blazers.

Holiday's numbers have not been great in three of his last four games and it's still not clear if he's comfortable playing with DeMarcus Cousins. He was great on Saturday with 15 points and 13 rebounds, but he had just seven points and six assists last Wednesday, and four points and three assists last Monday. Holiday's still a must-own player and owners have to hope that he grows more comfortable playing with Boogie with each game they play. But he's not nearly as fun to own right now as he was a month ago.
Mar 14 - 11:18 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 15 points with four rebounds, 13 assists, one block, three steals and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

He hasn't played well next to DeMarcus Cousins and maybe that's part of the reason Cousins didn't play in the final 14.5 minutes today. Holiday was also benched on Monday and didn't play well on Wednesday, so a productive game has to feel good for Holiday, the Pelicans and his fantasy owners. Fire him up in a four-game week and feel free to have high expectations.
Mar 11 - 10:52 PM

Jrue Holiday was benched for the final 17 minutes of Monday's loss to the Jazz, finishing with four points on 1-of-9 shooting.

Coach Alvin Gentry said he benched Holiday because Jordan Crawford (19 points) had the hot hand off the bench, and Holiday made it clear that he had no issue with Gentry's decision. He played a total of 23 minutes, adding five rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and one triple. This will likely be an outlier on what has been a terrific season for Holiday, so expect him to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Raptors. He had 20 points, 12, assists, five rebounds and three steals on Sunday vs. the Lakers, so his owners shouldn't panic.
Mar 7 - 12:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
3Axel Toupane
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik