HoopsHype Jrue Holiday rumors

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New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps pulled off perhaps the biggest deal of his three-year tenure. He just couldn't talk about it. Demps drafted Kentucky center Nerlens Noel sixth overall and promptly shipped him and a first-round pick in 2014 to the Philadelphia 76ers for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and a second-round pick Thursday night. Demps can't comment on the deal until it is officially approved by the NBA about July 11, when the league's new fiscal year starts. But Holiday's agent, Tony Dutt, confirmed the trade. New Orleans Times-Picayune

With the Pelicans acquiring Holiday, it's uncertain what their plans are for last season's starting point guard Greivis Vasquez, who had a breakout season after averaging a career-high 13.9 points and 9.0 assists, which ranked third in the NBA. The Pelicans also have Austin Rivers, who played both point guard and shooting guard as a rookie last season, and Brian Roberts, who becomes a free agent July 1. ''What will happen is best for my career ... So do not worry I'll be fine wherever,'' Vasquez tweeted after news of the trade spread. New Orleans Times-Picayune

June 27, 2013 Updates

The Pelicans dealt Noel and a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday and this year's 42nd pick. With a perplexed look on his face, Noel tried to force out a smile. When asked about the five teams who passed him, Noel tried to stay positive, but admitted he felt overlooked. "Oh yeah, I'm going to make them pay," Noel confided to USA TODAY Sports. USA Today Sports

June 26, 2013 Updates

While attention in Philadelphia is focused on the future of free-agent center Andrew Bynum, none of his rivals would be surprised if Hinkie used this week to begin a shakeup. Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes would be the Philadelphia veterans who would draw the most interest, depending on Hinkie's yet-to-be-defined preferences. SI.com

June 19, 2013 Updates

Although names of up-and-coming assistants, like Miami’s David Fizdale and Denver's Melvin Hunt are continuously popping up as top targets, the casual demeanor with which the Sixers have approached the search leads me to believe that they may already have their man, and he may already be in the organization. Several of the organization's key players, including their lone all-star Jrue Holiday, have already voiced their support for current assistant coach Michael Curry. As qualified coaching candidates continue to be snatched up by other teams, it is becoming increasingly clear that Curry may be the man. Philadelphia Inquirer

May 21, 2013 Updates

Do you want him to re-sign with the Sixers? JH: I'd love him to... obviously, if he's healthy. If he's healthy I think he's the best big in the league, but like I said it's tricky because of the knee injuries. HoopsHype

Two years ago you told me the Sixers needed a big man. I guess it's what you expected when the Sixers got Andrew Bynum, right? Jrue Holiday: Yeah. What can you say about him as a teammate? JH: He's an awesome teammate even though he didn't get the chance to play. He showed me a lot of perspective from the big men aspect of the game. I do think he's one of the best big men in the league and having him on the bench and in the locker room helped me to improve my game. HoopsHype

What can you say about his attitude towards the 76ers franchise? JH: I think during the year when he was with us, he was there for us. He was there every day, he was rehabbing, working on his knee, came in on time... Every time I saw him he was working hard, it wasn't like he didn't want to play, he always wanted to play and you could see that. So do you think he was respectful towards the franchise? JH: Yeah, for sure. HoopsHype

Do you think that the Sixers, now with Hinkie as GM, want to keep Bynum? JH: They actually haven't talked to me about that so I don't know. Again, it's a tricky situation because of his knees, his injuries. You can't really make the decision just yet. Do you think he wants to stay in Philadelphia? JH: I think he wants to play, he wants to win. He had a winning career playing with the Lakers, winning two rings... He's a winner and he wants to play. HoopsHype

May 16, 2013 Updates

Jeff Withey is projected to be a mid-first-round draft pick. That means there's a good chance the 76ers won't select him in next month’s NBA Draft. The Kansas center, however, is still keyed up about Friday’s interview with the Sixers, who will likely get the 11th pick. “I’m extremely excited,” Withey said Thursday at the NBA Draft Combine here at Harrison Street Gym. “I know a couple of guys on the team. Jrue Holiday, I played with him way back when. … And I’m excited to go meet with them and go talk with them. Obviously, I haven’t done it yet. So I’m just trying to prepare myself for it mentally.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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