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Jrue Holiday
Jrue Holiday
Position: G
Born: 06/12/90
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $11,000,000
Demps said there is still no timetable for the return of Jrue Holiday, 26, who will miss an indefinite number of games to start the 2016-17 season as he supports his wife’s recovery and cares for the newborn. “When the time is right, Jrue will come back to the team,” Demps said. “And when he comes back — and I’ve said it before — we’re going to welcome him with open arms. We feel as an organization, led by the Bensons, that it’s most important that he be with his family and be a great husband right now. We’ve been in contact with him and constant communication. “When the time is right, he’ll return. But as of now, our hearts and prayers are with them. And we’re hoping that Lauren has a successful surgery.”
20 hours ago via ESPN
I know Jrue Holiday’s situation kind of opened up an opportunity, at least from the team’s perspective, to get another ball handler in there. Was it a situation where they reached out after that, or were you guys talking before then? Lance Stephenson: We were actually talking before then. I was just weighing my options. I figured this was the best team to go to, and I can help this program win — help the young guys in here and also help me at the same time.
4 days ago via ESPN
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Like many of his teammates, Frazier is staying in contact with Jrue partly through texting, keeping his teammate up to date on what’s happening in New Orleans. Even under the most difficult personal circumstances – and without being able to physically be on the court with the Pelicans right now – Frazier said the 2013 Eastern Conference All-Star will still make an invaluable contribution to the team. “He’s always got some advice for me, to keep me going in the right direction,” said Frazier, a third-year pro who’s played for three NBA teams and had stints in the D-League. “Jrue has done some things that I want to do in my career. And I know he wants to continue to grow in his career. We both want the best things for the team, so any chance I get to hear what he’s thinking, I do that. He’s been so willing and able to teach tidbits to me and some of the other guys. It’s a testament to what kind of man he is.
“At the end of the day, we’re family on this team. This goes beyond basketball. (The Holidays) are a beautiful family, great people, so you want to support them in any way possible. We just want to be there for our brother and his wife and family.” “It’s a brother who is in need of support, for him and his wife,” center Alexis Ajinca said. “They’re going through a very rough thing right now. When someone is hurting in the family, you always want him to know you have his back.”
Frazier says all of his teammates completely understand and have expressed enormous support for Holiday and his wife, a two-time gold medalist and 2015 World Cup winner. Holiday told NOLA.com’s Jeff Duncan two weeks ago that Lauren will undergo surgery about six weeks after the birth of the couple’s first child. The tumor, which is benign, was found on the right side of her brain in late June. ”All praises go to Jrue and his family, definitely with what they’re going through,” Frazier said. ”Jrue is a man to be able to step out and say, ‘I’ve got to handle what’s right and that’s spend time with my wife.’ That’s something I really look up to as far as what he’s going through and how he’s handled the situation.”
Storyline: Jrue Holiday Absence