HoopsHype Jrue Holiday rumors

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

May 15, 2013 Updates

Holiday believes Bynum’s presence in the middle would have seen a radically campaign. “Honestly, I think we’d still be in the play-offs,” said Holiday. “[Bynum] brings a big presence in the post and he brings a big presence on defence. “I think he brings leadership to our team and even though I guess people really didn’t get a chance to talk to him this year, he was a big part in my development… talking to me about where people what want the ball, especially bigs. The way Andrew communicates with me, definitely helped me improve.” MVP 24/7

Holiday is hoping the Moneyball approach will help turn around the fortunes of the struggling Sixers. “I think it’s something new, it could be something fresh,” he said. “Obviously you don’t really know for sure and sometimes you have to adapt to things. Going with I guess that Moneyball-kind of mentality, I think there’s a fair chance for people all around the board to show off their talent. I think that’s far and away the best way to play because you kind to have to take egos out of it when you bring in that mentality." MVP 24/7

May 14, 2013 Updates
May 9, 2013 Updates

If the 76ers were to heed the advice of their all-star point guard, they would call off the search for the team's next coach and promote from within. As the 76ers ramp up the search for their eighth coach in the last 11 seasons, Jrue Holiday, who has voiced his opinion that the Sixers should consult him during the search, cast his vote for the promotion of associate coach Michael Curry. "I've known him for the last three years," Holiday said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "He's somebody I trust, and somebody I'd love as a head coach." Philadelphia Inquirer

April 9, 2013 Updates

So with six games to go before the offseason begins, Holiday let on that he was dragging a bit. "It's been tiring, obviously. I won't lie," said Holiday, who has shot 12-for-55 (21.8 percent) over his past three games, including a 2- for-24 stinker at Charlotte. "It's my first time really going through a season where you're averaging more than 35 minutes. It's about taking care of yourself. There's a lot of things that I can't do that other people probably can. I'm sleeping all day instead of waking up and going out and watching a movie or something. I'm in bed all day." And the mental fatigue? "That's something that you also have to learn," Holiday said. "I was talking to the vets, like Damien [Wilkins] and Dorell [Wright] and all the guys that have been here and been on good and bad teams and really just going through that struggle. It's just something new and something I'm trying to get through." Philadelphia Inquirer

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