HoopsHype Jrue Holiday rumors


February 23, 2014 Updates

Pelicans officials privately have been discussing Holiday's rehabilitation. The Pelicans aren't expected to broach the idea of Holiday's return until he is fully recovered. At the time the injury was announced on Jan. 10, Holiday said he'd have his right leg re-evaluated in about a month. But Holiday said Saturday that evaluation hadn't occurred yet. New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 22, 2014 Updates

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

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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

October 4, 2013 Updates

Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday says only once before in his career, when the 2011-12 Philadelphia 76ers stunned the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in six games in the first round then pushed the Celtics to seven in the Eastern Conference semifinals, has he played on a team so deep. "It's nice," Holiday said. "I think our first team, and our second team, if that's what you want to call it, are starters," Holiday said Thursday. "They're just as good as the first team. That definitely makes practice more competitive. It makes the starters better and the second team better, too. New Orleans Times-Picayune

October 2, 2013 Updates

So there's you, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday. It's a very poweful backcourt. How's that going to work? Tyereke Evans: That's a good question. I think we all understand the game, but at the end of the day, when the game is on the line, we have to create for each other, making it hard for teams to stop us. That's what we really have to work on. With us three on the court, we should be able to score at will. There's no way we shouldn't be putting the ball in the hole. With the talent we've got, that's the challenge for us, open the floor for each other. HoopsHype

September 17, 2013 Updates

Holiday says that he’s determined to “be more efficient” next year, which is a good goal for the young point guard, who last season averaged a career-high 3.7 turnovers and had an efficiency rating of just 16.74 (barely above the league average of 15.0). He believes that the change of scenery, another year of his experience and his work with Coach Williams should help him achieve that goal. “He had Chris Paul,” Holiday said of Williams, who coached Paul in New Orleans during the 2010-11 season. “So from a coaching standpoint, he can help make me more efficient and better as a point guard. I’m just going to continue learning every day.” HoopsWorld

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