HoopsHype Jrue Holiday rumors

March 11, 2013 Updates

One of the things Collins thinks his young team needs to improve on is communication. "Jrue's only 22," Collins said. "And Evan's still very young. But I would like to see those guys talk a little bit more on the court. I think that's huge. I was kidding our guys. We played the Clips and I said I watched the tape, and Chris Paul took out his mouthpiece 1,022 times. Well, obviously I was just making that up, but he was like constantly taking it out to talk, blowing up all of your plays and getting everybody where they need to get." Holiday knows he has to be more vocal. But he can't change his makeup; he's never going to be a screamer. "I'm not really the type to get in somebody's face and kind of publicly embarrass them," Holiday said. "I'm more the type to take them off to the side, or when we're walking on the court, and try to ask them, 'What's up?' Like, 'I need you.' Things like that." NBA.com

February 20, 2013 Updates

Yet amid all of those talks, sources say, Jennings has moved alongside Larry Sanders and John Henson on the Bucks’ list of near-untouchables. This is despite Jennings’ widely presumed desire to leave Milwaukee in free agency this summer after failing to seal a contract extension in October like fellow point guards Jrue Holiday, Steph Curry and Ty Lawson and then changing agents earlier this month. ESPN.com

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Vucevic's former Sixers teammates knew they were losing a promising young player. "It's hard to give him credit because he's a [Southern Cal] guy," said all-star Jrue Holiday, who attended crosstown rival UCLA. "But seriously, we knew that Vuc could play. He had some trouble being consistent as a rookie, but you know that's going to be the case. "The team made a business decision," Holiday continued. "Andrew Bynum was coming off a great year. They had to do that." Philadelphia Inquirer

January 25, 2013 Updates
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Holiday’s primary competition among the guards in the Eastern Conference (coaches are to select two guards) will come from Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving (probably a lock), Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings (has outplayed Holiday twice this season) and Deron Williams (Nets are rolling; he’s not playing up to his typically high standards). “It matters a lot, that’s why I’m not watching it,” Holiday said. “I can’t watch and that’s why I’m going to the Flyers game. Philadelphia Inquirer

January 22, 2013 Updates

There would be seven new All-Stars next month in Houston if the 16 NBA players polled by HoopsHype had their say. Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, Knicks center Tyson Chandler, Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Pacers forward Paul George and Rockets guard James Harden received tremendous support in the voting while Sixers guard Jrue Holiday and Bulls center Joakim Noah squeaked in for the last spots. All-Star veterans like Tim Duncan, Chris Bosh or Paul Pierce also made the list while the usual snubees - Atlanta's Josh Smith, Milwaukee's Monta Ellis, Memphis' Rudy Gay - were left out. HoopsHype

January 21, 2013 Updates

Me: What would you say you're better at now than you were last season? Jrue Holiday: I think getting into the paint, kind of penetrating the defense and finding my teammates. I think last year Andre did that a lot. Andre is obviously a facilitator; he sees the floor with that 360 view. I would say that's something I really learned from him. He always got into the paint. We're always like, all right, you're at that 2.9 in the middle of the key. Why don't you shoot it? Everybody has their eyes on him once he got into the paint, and that left everybody else open. I feel like that's a big thing. That's a very good way to get your teammates involved, to get them open shots, and penetrating to the basket. NBA.com

January 19, 2013 Updates
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Yet, in an informal poll of seven NBA officials — two general managers, an assistant general manager, two advance scouts and two players — Irving and Holiday received more votes than either Jennings or Ellis. Irving and Holiday were two of four guards chosen in the poll for the Eastern Conference team. The others were Boston’s Rajon Rondo and Miami’s Dwyane Wade, who were chosen as starters in fan voting. Joining the four backcourt players on the Eastern team were eight frontcourt players, including Miami’s LeBron James and New York’s Carmelo Anthony, who were also voted as starters by the fans. Racine Journal-Times

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"People ask me if I would like to make the All-Star team," he said. "I mean, seriously, who wouldn't? I guess I really don't think about it. Going into games, it's not like I'm thinking about scoring or doing other things for me individually. I really just try to go out and win every game, and if that means me scoring two points and Nick [Young] scoring 30 or Dorell [Wright] scoring 15, as long as we get the win I'm happy." While the voting is updated every week, Holiday says he doesn't really keep an eye on the tallies. As of the latest release on Thursday, he is eighth in backcourt voting. "I don't keep an eye on the voting," he said. "I can't, because I'd be mad, because I'm a competitor and there's probably people ahead of me I feel I'm better than, but I know they have more votes than I do. It could be popularity, whatever it is. I can't look at it." Philadelphia Inquirer

December 24, 2012 Updates
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Q: And your own play up to this point? Jrue Holiday: I think I've been all right, playing pretty well. Q: What were your individual goals for this season? A: One thing I'd love to be is to be an All-Star, but more so it was trying to be a leader. We had a lot of guys last year who were basically the leaders of the team. We came in and they kind of told you what to do. On the court, they ran stuff. I think now I'm kind of dictating the tempo for our team, just trying to be that floor general. ESPN.com

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