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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
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Jrue Holiday's wife Lauren gave birth to a healthy girl this week.
She's expected to undergo surgery in about six weeks to remove a benign tumor from the right side of her brain, so we wish Jrue and his family nothing but the best. The Pelicans have been very supportive of Holiday's decision and will give him as much time as he needs. "When the time is right, he'll return," Pelicans GM Dell Demps said. "But as of now, our hearts and prayers are with them. And we're hoping that Lauren has a successful surgery." Until Holiday returns to New Orleans, Tim Frazier is the favorite to hold down the fort at PG, making him an intriguing late-round flier. Sep 24 - 10:04 AM
Source: ESPN

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Jrue Holiday (personal) is expected to miss "an indefinite period of time during the regular season" while serving as a caretaker for his wife and newborn.

Doctors discovered a tumor on the right side of his wife's brain, and while the good news is that the tumor is operable, the procedure can't be performed until his wife gives birth to their child. Doctors are confident she will return to full health, but it's completely understandable for Jrue to take some time off to be with his family and the Pelicans are behind him 100 percent. "My family comes before basketball," Holiday said. "I'm obviously blessed to play this game and be in the position I am in, but my wife is the most important thing in the world to me. She comes before anything else." His absence could extend well into the regular season, meaning Tim Frazier, Langston Galloway and E'Twaun Moore will have to fill the void at PG in his absence.
Sep 4 - 9:24 AM

Jrue Holiday said that he's been able to do "explosive things" while working out on the court this summer.

"I haven’t had to key in on one injury," said Holiday of his offseason program. "I haven’t had a major injury, so that I had to take most of my time and worry about that. This summer has been more like the summers before I was injured or had the stress reaction, where I can [now] do a lot of explosive things [athletically]. It’s been great, feeling like I can do things with no restrictions." This will be Holiday's first healthy offseason in three years, and if he could just manage to stay on the court, he could turn out to be a steal on draft day. He's the epitome of a risk/reward pick.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 16 - 5:06 PM

Jrue Holiday (eye) is expected to wear protective goggle this season.

Holiday had a procedure in April that involved inserting a metal plate under his right eye to repair his orbital wall and will likely wear goggles to protect his eye. Holiday said he won't be under any restrictions when training camp starts, so he should still be on track for a breakout 2016-17 after a strong finish to the 2015-16 season.
Aug 16 - 1:49 PM

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

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.
Source: NBA.com
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1Buddy Hield
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Solomon Hill
3Quincy Pondexter
4Dante Cunningham
5Alonzo Gee
PF1Anthony Davis
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
4Chris Copeland
5He Tianju
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Robert Sacre