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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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The Knicks may target Jrue Holiday in free agency this summer, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
The Knicks desperately need to land a legit point guard this offseason. They already cut ties with Brandon Jennings and will most likely let Derrick Rose walk once this season ends. New York will have around $24 million to spend on a lead guard, but that may not be enough to lure Holiday to NYC. In order to have a crack at Holiday, the Knicks would probably have to offer a max deal, which would be approximately $132 million over four years. That averages out to $33 million per season. Feb 28 - 9:16 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Jrue Holiday admitted that it's been tough to look for his own shot when he sees two dominate guys in the post, but he knows he needs to be more aggressive.

Upon the arrival of DeMarcus Cousins, Holiday's usage rate dipped to 22.7 (down from 24.4 pre-Boogie), but more importantly, he's seen his assist percentage nosedive to 28.1 (down from 36.5). Holiday is predictably going through an adjustment period as he learns to play alongside usage rate monsters Cousins and Anthony Davis, but with those guys dominating the offensive possessions, it could be tough for Holiday to close out the year as a top-50 guy.
Feb 27 - 2:30 PM

Jrue Holiday hit just 3-of-12 shots and missed all six 3-point attempts for six points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks in 35 minutes of Thursday's 129-99 blowout loss to the Rockets.

Holiday was dealing with a new lineup, featuring DeMarcus Cousins and was facing a stellar defensive unit in the Rockets. The minutes were there and it may just take him a few games to figure out how to use his newest big man going forward. We're not overly concerned about Holiday, who has been playing at a very high level, so let's see how the next one goes before panicking.
Feb 23 - 11:18 PM

Jrue Holiday said he's going to give the ball to DeMarcus Cousins and just "let him go to work."

"Pairing him with AD should be really fun to watch," Holiday said. "It’s endless opportunity and possibility. I’m just excited to see what goes on tomorrow." While Holiday should get easier shots, he's almost certainly going to see both his scoring and assists drop. Cousins was flourishing as a passer this month with 7.6 assists per game with the Kings, and he's also unassisted 48.9 percent of the time this season. Holiday was red hot before the break, but his owners should expect him to be more of a mid-round guy now.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 22 - 6:23 PM

The Pelicans are not expected to deal Jrue Holiday at the deadline, according to sources of Justin Verrier.

The Pelicans already made their major move, and the only thing that the front office has spoken about regarding Holiday this season is how they're committed to re-signing him as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so it would be shocking to see them send him away in a deadline deal. Holiday's usage will likely be taking a hit with both Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins on the roster, but the positive is he's way less likely to be shut down with New Orleans trying to get that No. 8 spot out West.
Feb 21 - 5:13 PM

Basketball Insiders is reporting that the Pelicans are willing to offer Jrue Holiday a "max or near max deal" when he hits free agency this summer.

Holiday has played extremely well this season, especially of late. Over the Pels last 13 games, Holiday is averaging 21.8 points, 8.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.0 treys, while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 42.6 percent from 3-point territory. Heading into this season, it was unknown what kind of salary Holiday would be able to demand when he hit free agency, but his strong play may force New Orleans' hand, especially after they just committed to a "win now" approach by trading for DeMarcus Cousins.
Feb 21 - 11:34 AM

Anthony Davis said he plans to be "very involved" in the Pelicans efforts to re-sign Jrue Holiday this summer.

Holiday will be one of the more sought-after free agents on the open market this summer. He has been remarkably efficient on offense this season. He's shooting a carer-high 46.8 percent from the floor and 39.3 percent from 3-point territory. Davis, who signed a five-year extension last summer, wants Holiday to stay in New Orleans. "I talk to Jrue all the time. He'll make his own decisions, but of course, we like him here," said Davis.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 17 - 1:39 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 25 points with six rebounds, 12 assists, five steals, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

Hey, Draymond Green wasn't the only guy to post a big stat line with plenty of steals. Holiday becomes the sixth player since 1984 to record that stat line in points, assists, boards and steals in 38 minutes or less. Holiday is one of the hottest properties in fantasy as a top-10 player in his last 12 games. He won't be this good, so he is a sell-high player. He's still likely to be an early-round guy going forward.
Feb 11 - 1:22 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 30 points and nearly triple-doubled against the Suns on Monday, adding nine rebounds and seven assists.

He shot 11-of-22 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line, adding one steal and three blocks (matches a career-high) in 37 minutes. Holiday is rolling right now with averages of 24.0 points, 8.5 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals and 2.1 triples over his last six games, returning top-20 value in standard leagues in that span. He also could get a short-term boost with Tyreke Evans leaving the game with a left ankle sprain -- Holiday gets a 3.5 usage rate bump with Evans off the court.
Feb 6 - 11:21 PM

Jrue Holiday kept up his terrific run on the stat sheet against the Wizards on Saturday, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds, eight assists and six turnovers in 36 minutes.

The stats were there, but he wasted a lot of possessions with those turnover and making just 5-of-17 from the field. The Pelicans have absolutely eliminated his minutes restriction with 37.2 per game over his last seven, averaging 23.0 points, 4.4 boards, 8.9 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.3 treys on 55.4 percent from the field. Not surprisingly, he has top-10 value in that span.
Feb 4 - 10:10 PM

Jrue Holiday hit 13-of-21 shots and three 3-pointers for 30 points, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 41 minutes of Tuesday's 108-106 overtime loss to the Raptors.

Holiday and Kyle Lowry had a nice shootout, but Lowry was slightly better in this one. Holiday has scored in double digits in eight straight after a one-point dud on Jan. 14, has scored between 23 and 33 points in four of his last five, and hasn't missed a game since Dec. 10. And with the Pelicans still in the playoff hunt despite a slow start to the season, Holiday should keep going through the final few weeks of the season, barring an injury.
Jan 31 - 9:55 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 26 points with 11 assists, four rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes on Sunday against the Wizards.

Holiday recorded his seventh double-double of the season, four of which have come in January, and has at least eight dimes in five consecutive games. During that stretch, he is averaging 21.6 points, 9.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals, one block and 2.8 3-pointers per game. It is also worth noting that he has at least one steal in all but one of his last 18 games. He is trending in the right direction at this time.
Jan 29 - 8:26 PM

Jrue Holiday was phenomenal in Friday's win over the Spurs, scoring 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting with 11 assists, four rebounds, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

The offense ran through Holiday tonight because the Pelicans were taking it easy on Anthony Davis (quad). "When we play with the pace we play with I think it opens up the floor for Jrue," coach Alvin Gentry said. "Jrue is a much more effective player when the floor is open and he has driving lanes." The Pelicans rank sixth in the NBA in pace and they are able to speed things up on the floor with Terrence Jones and Tyreke Evans playing more and more minutes. Holiday is a candidate for some maintenance days down the stretch, but that could change if the Pelicans can stay in the playoff hunt. He's trending up with three excellent games in a row.
Jan 28 - 1:17 AM

Jrue Holiday hit 12-of-19 shots, four 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for a season-high 33 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and three blocks in 39 minutes.

Wow. The Cavs aren't great against opposing point guards and Holiday was in full effect tonight, scoring more than 23 points for the first time this season. We're still a little worried about him being rested down the stretch if the Pelicans are no longer flirting with the playoffs, but owners should plan on riding him until he breaks down at this point. Then again, if there was ever a time to sell high on Holiday, Tuesday will be the day.
Jan 23 - 11:19 PM

According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the 76ers will take a "hard look" at Jrue Holiday.

The 76ers traded away Holiday to start "The Process" back in 2013, but he would be an interesting fit next to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in Philly. Holiday is set to become a free agent and several teams will be in the market for a PG including Philly, Orlando, New York and Sacramento, and the Pelicans are worried that he will walk this summer. It's not clear if the 76ers will entertain the idea of trading for Holiday when they can just wait until the summer to make him an offer, but this is something to keep an eye on as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.
Source: ESPN
Jan 19 - 11:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
SG1E'Twaun Moore
2Reggie Williams
SF1Solomon Hill
2Hollis Thompson
3Quincy Pondexter
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik