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Jrue Holiday | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: UCLA
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Jrue Holiday (leg) will be ready for the start of the regular season, according to Scott Kushner of The Advocate.
While it's nice to hear that Holiday is progressing, Kushner also reports that Holiday will be eased back into action and will be on a minutes restriction to start the season. The 25-year-old possesses plenty of upside, but he's also missed 90 games over the past two seasons and is a risky mid-round pick for fantasy owners. Aug 27 - 12:34 PM

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Jrue Holiday (leg) has been training at a facility in the San Fernando Valley, and he has progressed to weight-bearing exercises with his right leg.

He had a screw removed from his right tibia on May 6 and it's still unclear whether he'll be fully healthy for training camp, but his odds look good for opening night. The Pelicans are poised for another playoff push this season but they're unlikely to get far if Holiday is once again plagued by injuries -- he's missed 90 games over the past two seasons, which will cause him to plummet in fantasy drafts.
Aug 2 - 2:30 PM

The 76ers were ordered to pay the Pelicans $3 million last season for not fully disclosing Jrue Holiday's injury history back in 2013, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Holiday was traded for Nerlens Noel in the draft, but this report says that Holiday had stress fractures in his lower right leg in his last season with the 76ers. Holiday has dealt with leg fractures in each of his last two seasons and has needed surgery in each instance. The 76ers have denied the report.
Source: Philly.com
Jun 28 - 2:33 AM

Jrue Holiday had successful surgery to remove a screw from a previously placed rod in his lower right leg, according to the Pelicans.

This sounds like it was a scheduled surgery to remove the rod and the team will have a timetable for his return in the future. This is Holiday's second surgery on his leg, which ended his season last year and kept him limited this season dating back to Jan. 12. In the playoffs, he played just 18.3 minutes per game with averages of 6.3 points, 1.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.7 steals. He'll be sliding in drafts next year for obvious reasons.
Source: NBA.com
May 6 - 8:22 PM

Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said there is concern with Jrue Holiday and the team's medical staff is evaluating how they can keep him on the floor.

Williams added that the team will work with Holiday's trainers in Los Angeles over the summer as they attempt to keep Holiday from missing extended time for the third straight season in 2015-16. The 24-year-old averaged 14.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers this season, but missed more than 40 games for the second consecutive season. Holiday could end up being a late-round steal in fantasy drafts, but he's obviously a risky proposition with his injury history.
Apr 28 - 12:29 PM

Jrue Holiday scored four points with four assists and two turnovers in 17 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He really hasn't been 100 percent at all in 2015 and the offseason should help him. There will be a lot of concern next season surrounding his leg injury, so he's justifiably going to fall in drafts. He could wind up being a steal in the late rounds.
Apr 25 - 10:34 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) will try to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

He went through warmups and should be able to play minutes in the teens today. With Holiday active, there will be less playing time going to Norris Cole and Quincy Pondexter. Holiday is not a great fantasy option.
Apr 25 - 7:59 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) is a game-time decision to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

He played 17 minutes on Thursday and at best he'll have another minutes cap tonight. His brother, Justin Holiday, mentioned Jrue doesn't look the same, but Holiday actually looked decent on Thursday. If he's out, more minutes will go to Quincy Pondexter and Norris Cole.
Apr 25 - 6:20 PM

Jrue Holiday is not listed on the injury report for Game 4 against the Warriors on Saturday.

The Pelicans are trying to avoid a sweep on Saturday, but it's encouraging to see that Holiday will be able to play through some soreness again. His playing time will be limited from here on out, so we don't expect to see him log more than 20 minutes tonight. It's safe to ignore him in daily formats, and it should be noted that his stock is going to be considerably low heading into fantasy drafts next season given his injury history. For what it's worth, Holiday scored 10 points with one rebound, four assists and one block in 17 minutes in Game 3.
Apr 25 - 1:31 PM

Jrue Holiday played 17 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with 10 points, one rebound, four assists and one block.

He did a decent job of denying Stephen Curry on defense and he also hit two clutch free throws late in the game. Holiday clearly had a minutes cap tonight and that'll continue the rest of the way. Interestingly, his brother Justin, a reserve on the Warriors, had some comments on Jrue before the game. "I think he's taking a chance and he's not himself, doesn't have his explosion," Justin said.
Apr 24 - 12:53 AM

Jrue Holiday (leg) is on the active roster and is expected to play against the Warriors on Thursday.

The Pelicans will likely limit his minutes because he's had so much trouble with his leg since last season. Holiday played 21 minutes in Game 1 before missing Game 2, so he'll likely be in the teens tonight. His minutes should come from Quincy Pondexter and Norris Cole.
Apr 23 - 8:51 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) is questionable for Thursday's Game 3 against the Warriors.

While Holiday was held out of Monday's Game 2 due to soreness in his leg, he was seen taking shots after practice on Wednesday so there's still a chance he may play Thursday night. We'll be on the lookout for updates, but Norris Cole would be in line to pick up Holiday's minutes if the point guard is unable to suit up.
Apr 23 - 1:14 PM

According to head coach Monty Williams, Jrue Holiday (sore leg) is considered day-to-day.

Holiday was getting in a lot of extra work at practice Wednesday, so it looks like he is gearing up to play in Game 3. Holiday's injury history is troublesome to say the least, so the Pelicans would we wise to proceed with caution. We will pass along any updates on Holiday's status when we know more, but he should still be considered questionable to play for the time being. If he sits out Game 3, Norris Cole will soak up some more minutes off the bench.
Apr 22 - 1:55 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

There should be more minutes going to Norris Cole with Jrue out of the lineup. The Pelicans gave Holiday 21 minutes in Game 1, so they're probably regretting that. Holiday should be considered questionable to play in Game 3.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 20 - 9:53 PM

Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (leg) are still game-time decisions to face the Warriors on Monday.

They are both getting treatment and are on track to play right now. Both players also have said they're planning on playing today. We'll look for another update as we approach the 10:30 EDT start time.
Apr 20 - 9:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Alonzo Gee
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins