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Jrue Holiday | Guard | #11

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (17) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said Jrue Holiday is part of the Pelicans core.
Gentry said Holiday and Anthony Davis are the core of the team moving forward and added that Holiday had a fantastic season once his minutes restriction was lifted. While Holiday didn't stay healthy this season, his injuries didn't involve his troublesome leg and his post-All Start Break averages of 21.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers per game point to a breakout 2016-17 season. Apr 14 - 12:30 PM

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Jrue Holiday (orbital wall fracture) had successful surgery and will have a timetable of 6-8 weeks.

This means that Holiday should be 100 percent for next season. The important takeaway from this season is that Holiday's troublesome leg didn't give him any issues, so he will be back on the radar as a mid-round pick next season. He finished the 2015-16 campaign with averages of 16.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.0 boards, 1.4 steals, 1.3 treys and 2.6 turnovers in 28.2 minutes through 65 appearances. He is under contract with the Pelicans through the 2016-17 season.
Apr 11 - 7:50 PM

Jrue Holiday (right inferior orbital wall fracture) will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Holiday suffered the injury during the closing minutes of Monday's win over the Knicks, and with just 10 games remaining on the schedule for what has become a lost season for the Pelicans, there's no need to rush Holiday back from the injury. He'll end his 2015-16 campaign with averages of 16.8 points, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.3 triples and 2.6 turnovers through 65 games. With Norris Cole (back) hurting, Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier are the last men standing to man the point guard position in New Orleans, and both guys should be owned just about everywhere.
Mar 29 - 3:37 PM

Jrue Holiday will have his orbital socket evaluated by doctors according to coach Alvin Gentry.

This doesn't sound good, but Holiday's owners should wait patiently until the Pelicans update his status. For now, he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs. If he does have to miss time, Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier will both have to step up. Holiday scored 22 points with six assists, six boards, four steals and two treys in 34 minutes on Monday.
Mar 28 - 11:15 PM

Jrue Holiday (eye) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

He took an elbow to the head and there was some blood, but the Pelicans probably held him out because there was only about a minute left in the game. Holiday just returned from a toe injury and scored 22 points with six assists, six boards, four steals and two treys in 34 minutes. We'll pass along any details when we know more.
Mar 28 - 10:34 PM

Jrue Holiday, Luke Babbitt, Omer Asik, Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca will start against the Knicks on Monday.

Holiday should be ready to roll for his usual workload now that his blister issue is past him. The Pelicans could be eliminated tonight, but it sounds like Holiday wants to play. He should be owned and starting in all leagues.
Mar 28 - 7:34 PM

Jrue Holiday (toe) will play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

He's been dealing with a blister on his toe, but said that he can finally cut on his foot. Even if Holiday doesn't see a full workload tonight, he belongs in all season-long lineups. This also means that the Pelicans don't have to give Alonzo Gee 41 minutes anymore.
Mar 28 - 6:28 PM

Jrue Holiday (toe) and Norris Cole (back) are questionable to play Monday vs. New York.

Holiday has spent the past two games on the shelf with the toe issue, and while the injury doesn't sound too serious, there's no reason for Holiday to play at less than 100 percent for the 26-46 Pelicans. Cole has been listed as questionable for every game since he hit the sidelines, but has not played and doesn't seem close at all. If both Cole and Holiday are unavailable Monday, it'll be Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier logging major minutes in New Orleans' backcourt.
Mar 27 - 3:49 PM

Jrue Holiday (toe) will not play on Saturday against the Raptors.

Coach Alvin Gentry had some negative comments on Holiday before the game. "It's not really an injury, but it's his little toe and you can't put pressure on it," Gentry said. "It's like having a toothache. He tried everything he could to play and just had a tough time." Holiday sounded like he wanted to play, but he could miss more time. Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier will handle the point guard minutes with some combo minutes. The addition of Jordan Hamilton should help on the wing, too.
Mar 26 - 6:23 PM

Jrue Holiday (toe) is a game-time call to face the Raptors on Saturday.

He said he's not sure to play due to his baby toe injury. If Holiday can't go, the Pelicans will continue to have major depth issues with Toney Douglas, Tim Frazier and Alonzo Gee handling the minutes at guard. Holiday is still worth owning because of a huge upside.
Mar 25 - 5:09 PM

Jrue Holiday (toe) said he's unsure if he can play on Saturday against the Raptors.

He said his baby toe is still hurting, so that suggests he could miss this game. If Holiday is out again, Tim Frazier and Toney Douglas will both get run at the point and both are worth owning for owners needing a guard until Holiday gets the all clear. The offense will also go through Alexis Ajinca a lot. Yes, the Pelicans are hurting.
Mar 25 - 2:29 PM

Jrue Holiday (left toe) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Pacers.

Holiday is apparently dealing with a blister problem on his left toe, which doesn't sound like a major issue, but his absence from Thursday's game will leave the Pelicans extremely thin on the wings. Alonzo Gee will be starting at the two-spot tonight sans Holiday with Toney Douglas shifting over to point guard, and Tim Frazier figures to log major minutes off the bench. Both Douglas and Frazier qualify as solid DFS targets. For now, we'll be considering Holiday questionable for Saturday's game against the Raptors.

Alvin Gentry said he wants Jrue Holiday to have the ball in his hands to close out games, and with the season winding down, he wants to see what Jrue can do.

"We’ve talked about it, and we are going to have the ball in his hands at the end of the game," Gentry said. "It’s not necessary that he has to make the big basket, but he has to make the right play for us. You know, as he continues to grow into his position there, it’s a great time for us to put the ball in his hands and see what he can do." Holiday is one of the few remaining healthy bodies in New Orleans, and over the past two games his usage rate has jumped to 29.5. His efficiency could suffer with little help around him, but Holiday is poised to post some monster stat lines down the stretch.
Mar 23 - 10:41 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 24 points in a 113-99 loss to the Heat on Tuesday, but he shot just 7-of-23 from the field.

He isn't exactly surrounded with a lot of talent considering he's starting next to Toney Douglas, Luke Babbitt, Dante Cunningham and Omer Asik, so he had to force some things tonight. Holiday still added seven assists, five boards, four steals and three triples with just one turnover in 36 minutes, so he's obviously going to post some monster numbers the rest of the way.
Mar 22 - 11:24 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 30 points during a 117-112 loss to the Blazers on Friday, adding two rebounds, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

No more Eric Gordon (finger), no more Tyreke Evans (knee) and now Anthony Davis (knee) might be missing time. Before tonight's game, Holiday posted a 31.1 usage rate in his 346 minutes without Davis, Evans and Gordon next to him. He should be putting up some huge numbers the rest of the way.
Mar 19 - 12:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Toney Douglas
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Dante Cunningham
4Jordan Hamilton
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins