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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jrue Holiday was quiet during Wednesday's season-opening loss, going 2-of-11 from the field to score four points with six rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Holiday had three turnovers, missed his three attempts from deep, and failed to get the FT line. We saw him return steady mid-round value late last season, in a lineup with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, so owners can shrug off his opening-night struggles. Oct 19 - 1:49 AM

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Jrue Holiday had 11 points, two rebounds, three assists, a block and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

He's going to be on the court a lot with Rajon Rondo, which is a little weird, but he's the starting shooting guard, which should negatively impact his assist numbers this season. He's still an early-round fantasy target, but we'd be a lot happier if he didn't have to deal with Rondo potentially stealing some of his thunder.
Oct 3 - 11:28 PM

Jrue Holiday will earn a $510,000 bonus if he appears in at least 66 games and logs more than 2,075 minutes this season.

The Hornets have built similar bonuses into the other years on Holiday's contract as well to protect themselves from injury issues. Per the ESPN report, Holiday also has an additional $255K in bonuses if he appears in 67 games and averages 7.3 assists and 3.15 rebounds per game. Holiday only missed three games due to injury last season, but the 67 games he appeared in were his most since his final season in Philadelphia (78 in 2012-13).
Sep 23 - 12:55 PM

Coach Alvin Gentry said Jrue Holiday is going to be asked to guard "the Paul Georges and Kevin Durants" this season.

Assuming Gentry is telling the truth, there's your answer on how the Pelicans will address their small forward spot at times. Holiday said he expects Rajon Rondo to help him, which means he should be launching more treys. Holiday's upside in fantasy is capped this year, but he's still worth a look in the middle rounds.
Sep 22 - 9:53 PM

Jrue Holiday has agreed to a five-year deal, worth at least $126 million, to stay with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the contract includes bonuses that could push its total value to $150 million and also contains a player option for the fifth year. Holiday has had durability issues throughout his NBA career, but missed only three games due to injury in 2016-17 and was phenomenal over the second half of the season. He averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals over the final 38 games of the year. The Pelicans clearly felt it was crucial to bring back Holiday to maximize the potential of their star-studded frontcourt featuring Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.

Jrue Holiday's meeting with the Pelicans ended without a deal and Holiday will sleep on his decision and reconvene in the morning, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

This isn't surprising at all and has been the story all day. The Pelicans are reportedly going to make a massive offer to Holiday, and some reports say Holiday has some loyalty to the team for being so accommodating while his wife was ill. This deal could go down on Saturday and it would be a surprise to see another team make a push.
Jul 1 - 2:05 AM

Jrue Holiday will meet with the Knicks if he doesn't agree to a deal with the Pelicans at the start of free agency according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

In case you missed it, Holiday is expected to meet with the Pelicans right away on Saturday morning and then sleep on his decision to re-sign with New Orleans. The Knicks can have about $15 million in cap space if they renounce the rights to Derrick Rose, so they can make a competitive offer. In addition to the Knicks, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune said he's hearing that the Pacers could be an option as well.
Source: ESPN
Jun 30 - 11:10 PM

Jrue Holiday's plan is to sleep on his decision to re-sign with the Pelicans after their Saturday morning meeting and have meetings in Los Angeles later, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

There was some talk of the Pelicans and Holiday coming to terms quickly, so it does sound like the Pelicans will still have some selling to do for the former All-Star. Holiday showed he can play in all types of sets and even did well next to DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis during their brief time together last year.
Jun 30 - 3:52 PM

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, there is "growing resignation among interested teams" that Jrue Holiday will re-sign with the Pelicans.

New Orleans has a huge advantage in that they can offer Holiday five years of guaranteed money, while other teams can only offer a max of four years. Also, Stein notes that: "Sources say that the Pelicans' bond with Holiday is a super strong one after how they supported him through his recent family health crisis." If will be interesting to see if the Pels are willing to pay Holiday the full max over five seasons, which would sum to approximately $170 million.
Jun 30 - 12:19 PM

Unrestricted free agent Jrue Holiday is expected to "draw interest" from the Nuggets in free agency, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.

The Nuggets are expected to be aggressive in free agency and president Tim Connelly said the team should be an attractive option. Holiday is also expected to get interest from the Mavs, Pelicans or perhaps a stealth team. The Pelicans are a little strapped on cap space, so it could be tough for them to retain Holiday if a team offers a massive contract.
Jun 29 - 6:17 PM

Jrue Holiday will meet with the Pelicans at the 12:01 a.m. ET start of free agency on Saturday.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, if Holiday is unable to reach a deal right away he will take other meetings within 48 hours. The Pelicans have made it clear that re-signing Holiday is their top priority and they should be considered the heavy favorites to bring him back. It also helps that they can offer him a five-year deal while other teams can only offer four. With Chris Paul in Houston and Stephen Curry re-signing in Golden State, Holiday is arguably the top free agent PG on the market along with George Hill and Jeff Teague. With DeMarcus Cousins entering a contract year, the Pelicans can't afford to let Holiday go.
Jun 29 - 1:11 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Ian Clark
3Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
3Tony Allen
4Jordan Crawford
SF1Darius Miller
2Solomon Hill
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik