HoopsHype Jrue Holiday rumors

April 21, 2014 Updates

Harris joked with the other executives sitting at the table that it was harder than he anticipated to build a winning team in the NBA and that inserting a high priced coach and throwing around a little cash to players wouldn’t get it done. It surely wouldn’t get it done over the long haul. Even during summer league, the 76ers made no secrets of what their plan this past season was going to be. They were going to put all their eggs and their playing time into their young guys and rebuild from the ground up, with one highly ranked insider honestly saying “How good could we have really been if Jrue Holiday was our best player?”. The comment was not a knock on Holiday, because that insider was clear that with Holiday at the helm the 76ers would likely have been an eighth seed candidate every year simply because of how good he was as a player and how good they projected he could be. It was the lack of additional star talent that would keep the 76ers in the hunt for the eighth seed and likely nothing more, which was not where Philadelphia wanted to be. That is why the team opted to trade Holiday to New Orleans on draft night last June. Basketball Insiders

February 28, 2014 Updates

Already without their starting center for the remainder of 2013-14, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Friday that their first-string point guard also won’t play again this season. Jrue Holiday, an All-Star in 2013 who was acquired in a draft-night trade with the Philadelphia 76ers, has undergone season-ending surgery to correct a right tibia stress fracture. Holiday has been sidelined since Jan. 8 with the injury, after playing in each of the team’s first 34 games. Brian Roberts has started in his place at point guard over the past 23 games. NBA.com

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Jrue Holiday: Just wanna give a S/O to my Bro for life @Evanalmighty12 moving on to bigger and better things! We had the plan of being backcourt mates for many years but god has blessed us both and moved us to do our thing else where. Keep grinding!Love you bro. #goPELS and I cheer for the pacers now lol Instagram

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Q: When you took Earl Clark over Jrue Holiday at 14 was that partly because you thought you had Curry and didn’t want to draft two point guards? Steve Kerr: We liked Holiday a lot. We still had Nash, we had Goran Dragic who we loved and we had a potential thought we had a potential deal involving Curry. We didn’t know what was going to happen. And so you toss all that together, we were thinking, ‘Well, we could end up with four point guards. Do we take a guy and then just let it sort out later?’ That’s probably the right thing to do, just take the best player and sort it out later. San Jose Mercury-News

January 13, 2014 Updates

What do Jrue Holiday, a giraffe and 10-year-old Sandro Dussek have in common? They’ve all been dunked on by Dwight Howard. During the rain delay at Verizon Center on Saturday, Dwight Howard grabbed Sandro from his seat and had a little fun, going one on one with the tyke to kill some time. Sandro, son of telecom executive Steve Dussek, is a courtside fixture at Wizards games. He also has a pretty decent crossover. Washington Post

January 10, 2014 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right tibia, according to the team. He is out indefinitely. In 34 games this season, Holiday, who was acquired by the Pelicans in a trade to the Philadelphia 76ers for Nerlens Noel, is averaging 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 33.6 minutes per game. USA Today Sports

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November 17, 2013 Updates

It was a simple question. One that Jrue Holiday quickly answered. Before Saturday's game against the 76ers, the New Orleans Pelicans point guard was asked how long it took to get over being traded by the Sixers on draft night. "You want me to be honest?" Holiday said. "I'd probably say a couple minutes. I love my teammates over there. But they named off [Pelicans players] Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis, at the time there was Ryan Anderson, Jason Smith." Philadelphia Inquirer

November 6, 2013 Updates

"I won a contest in the Daily News to be a ballboy for 1 year, in 1977," Lumpkin said. "Just a couple of weeks ago, Jeff told me that I had impressed him back then, and he decided to bring me back for another year, and it went from there. I went from ballboy to the ticket office to equipment manager to director of team travel services to still being here now. None of it would have been possible had it not been for Mr. Jeff. "Since we learned of his illness, you can't imagine the amount of people that have called or visited him. Maurice Cheeks, Jrue Holiday, Rick Mahorn, Darryl Dawkins, Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand . . . Only someone like Mr. Jeff could get that. He was a regular Joe, but he never said a cross word about anybody, and he could tell jokes and stories that would make you laugh for days." Philadelphia Inquirer

November 2, 2013 Updates

“Ah man, it’s amazing,” Evans said of playing alongside Holiday and Gordon. “The way we have that three-guard lineup, three guards that can run, push the ball out in the open floor, I think it’s going to be tough for teams to stop us. [In the preseason], we’ve got it going a little bit, pushing the ball down the floor to get easy buckets in transition. That kind of makes it easier on everybody, when we all get out in open space.” HoopsWorld

Turner previously said he expected to be traded during the offseason after the Sixers dealt All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for rookie center Nerlens Noel and a first-round draft pick in 2014. He remains unsure if he'll last the season in Philadelphia, let alone return next season. "I really don't know, to tell you the truth," Turner said. "[Hinkie] just traded Jrue, and Jrue is like a walking legend, you know what I'm saying? Even Wilt Chamberlain got traded, right?" USA Today Sports

October 31, 2013 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans played their first ever regular season game with their new franchise name on Wednesday night, and old habits died hard for point guard Jrue Holiday. Holiday was traded to the Pelicans from the Philadelphia 76ers over the summer in exchange for Nerlens Noel. He’s expected to be one of the Pelicans’ best players this season, so the team decided to let him address the home fans. Holiday, who spent the first four seasons of his NBA career in Philly, had an embarrassing flub while speaking to the crowd. “How ya’ll doing, Pelicans fans?” he began. “On behalf of myself and the Sixers we want to welcome you all to the first Pelicans game this season this year…” Larry Brown Sports

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