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Jrue Holiday
Jrue Holiday
Position: G
Born: 06/12/90
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $26,131,111
Lauren Holiday: And when we went to buy a new car and the dealer asked Jrue, straight up, “Are you sure you can afford this?” — furious doesn’t even begin to describe what we were feeling. Jrue wanted to pay for the car in cash, right then and there, to prove a point. I had a different idea: to walk out and not give them a penny of our business. Man….. we were both SO angry when that happened. And we definitely “dealt with it,” in our own personal way. But still — looking back?? We didn’t exactly speak up about it.
Lauren Holiday: Jrue of course, being Jrue, stayed calm and composed as this was happening. I was livid, and the opposite of calm — demanding answers, insisting that my husband hadn’t done anything wrong, trying to figure out how this whole thing had snowballed so quickly. But neither of our reactions in that moment are what I remember most. The image that most stays with me is the look I saw on Lauren’s — Jrue’s sister’s — face. I think it was seeing her react that made me actually register the danger Jrue was in. Lauren wasn’t staying calm like her brother, or getting angry like me. She was just….. terrified.
Lauren Holiday: Let me repeat that: I drove without a license — while Jrue did absolutely nothing wrong. And yet Jrue was the one who ended up in handcuffs. Like I said, though, we got lucky. And now I’m finally realizing how much we’ve been lucky. Not just about the fact that our encounter with the police that morning could have gone so much worse — but about the fact that all of Jrue’s encounters with racism over the course of our relationship could have gone so much worse. I’m also realizing how privileged I’ve been, as a white person, to have encountered racism like I have and to have been able to compartmentalize it. To have been able to get angry about it on a personal level, but then move on with my day. To have been able to move on, period.
Lauren Holiday: And when we went to buy a new car and the dealer asked Jrue, straight up, “Are you sure you can afford this?” — furious doesn’t even begin to describe what we were feeling. Jrue wanted to pay for the car in cash, right then and there, to prove a point. I had a different idea: to walk out and not give them a penny of our business. Man….. we were both SO angry when that happened. And we definitely “dealt with it,” in our own personal way. But still — looking back?? We didn’t exactly speak up about it.
Lauren Holiday: Jrue of course, being Jrue, stayed calm and composed as this was happening. I was livid, and the opposite of calm — demanding answers, insisting that my husband hadn’t done anything wrong, trying to figure out how this whole thing had snowballed so quickly. But neither of our reactions in that moment are what I remember most. The image that most stays with me is the look I saw on Lauren’s — Jrue’s sister’s — face. I think it was seeing her react that made me actually register the danger Jrue was in. Lauren wasn’t staying calm like her brother, or getting angry like me. She was just….. terrified.
Lauren Holiday: Let me repeat that: I drove without a license — while Jrue did absolutely nothing wrong. And yet Jrue was the one who ended up in handcuffs. Like I said, though, we got lucky. And now I’m finally realizing how much we’ve been lucky. Not just about the fact that our encounter with the police that morning could have gone so much worse — but about the fact that all of Jrue’s encounters with racism over the course of our relationship could have gone so much worse. I’m also realizing how privileged I’ve been, as a white person, to have encountered racism like I have and to have been able to compartmentalize it. To have been able to get angry about it on a personal level, but then move on with my day. To have been able to move on, period.
The NBA will use March 11 as the end date of the regular season for incentives clauses. That means player bonuses will be prorated over the amount of games his team had played at the time the season was postponed. For example, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday has a games-played bonus in his contract that will be prorated from 66 down to 51 games. The bonus is considered met since Holiday played in 55 games — more than his new threshold of 51 games played. The 76ers’ Joel Embiid will have the remaining three years left on his salary — $29.5 million, $31.6 million and $33.6 million — become fully guaranteed, even if he suffers a career-ending injury to his feet or lower back. Embiid had a benchmark for playing 1,650 minutes that has been reduced to 1,307 based on the 65 games Philadelphia played as of March 11. At the time the season was postponed, Embiid had played 1,329 minutes.
Shams Charania on Jrue Holiday: There was a lot of talk around the league that he did not want to be in New Orleans and as the trade deadline near he let New Orleans know that, ‘I do not want to be moved, I’d rather stay here see and this thing through’ and I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that they really started to play well and then Zion Williamson’s return was right around the corner. That’s why I think this finish for New Orleans is going to be so important. Can they get in the playoffs? What damage can they do?
Shams Charania on Jrue Holiday: There was a lot of talk around the league that he did not want to be in New Orleans and as the trade deadline near he let New Orleans know that, ‘I do not want to be moved, I’d rather stay here see and this thing through’ and I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that they really started to play well and then Zion Williamson’s return was right around the corner. That’s why I think this finish for New Orleans is going to be so important. Can they get in the playoffs? What damage can they do?
Especially within the first moment of shutdown, we knew that there was going to be at least four weeks that we weren’t doing anything in terms of the NBA,” says trainer Mike Guevera. Seen often on Instagram as ‘Mr Do It Moving,’ the personal trainer of Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday says they immediately made the most of their time. They started by reducing all of the inflammation they could from his body that accumulated throughout the season. The next step: “How do I maintain this athletic specimen and get him in prime shape and keep him in prime shape so that if and when the season does come back, he’s ready to go and firing on all cylinders?” Guevera asked himself.
That’s where his expertise as a trainer kicks in. He says he defines an athlete as anyone who can pick up a skill quickly, which is how he was able to effectively train Holiday on a football field instead of a basketball court or traditional gym. “It’s much easier as a trainer and coach to be like, ‘All right we’re going to run this type of route, cut hard here, break your feet down, make it look like a euro step and then finish like a dunk,’” says Guevera. “Boom. (He) executes it perfectly.”
John Hollinger: The underlying assumption, of course, is that Holiday has significant trade value, but I believe that he does. It seems reasonable to me that the Pelicans could expect to net two firsts in a Holiday deal, as well as some players as part of the salary match. However, time is wasting because of the option year on Holiday’s deal — this offseason would be the time to act. A year ago we were in a similar position in Memphis with Mike Conley, albeit facing an easier decision because the team wasn’t as good. I think everyone can look back now and see the Grizzlies are in a much better long-term position as a result of that trade and the subsequent moves it enabled, and I think the Pelicans could have a similar benefit if they play their cards correctly.
Storyline: Jrue Holiday Trade?

What happened next is one of the most confusing chapters in NBA history. Hinkie essentially clammed up. It’s commonly referred to as “the process,” as in “trust the process,” although Hinkie never used that phrase. Instead he drafted, traded, hired, and managed in ways nobody understood in real time. He traded away fantastic players like Jrue Holiday and for injured ones like Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel. He accrued high draft picks and used a lot of them on centers. He grew the league’s biggest-ever collection of second-round picks. He traded away the rookie of the year. And he took the time to explain just about none of his strategy to the public, who knew only that the team was losing an insane, record-setting number of games, which ultimately just pissed people off. In April 2016, Hinkie quit under a ton of pressure, his resignation letter was a treatise on the power of long-term thinking over short. And … now, the 76ers are contenders, thanks to the players, picks, cap room, and assets Hinkie collected.
Jrue Holiday and JJ Redick are two former Sixers who were very well liked during their playing days in Philadelphia. Now they’re temmates on the New Orleans Pelicans and shared a microphone this week on Redick’s podcast to talk all things NBA. The topic of rookie duties came up and the two shared that they couldn’t have been more different as rookies. Holiday admitted he was very accommodating to the veterans on his team while Redick had a bit of an attitude; “I think in general, I just rubbed people the wrong way,” Redick said.
“I was a pansy,” Jrue said. “I did everything Elton Brand told me to do. Willie Green told me to do. Andre Iguodala told me to do. Whatever they told me to do, I was doing it, four o’clock in the morning I was doing it.” “Rubber runs?” Redick asks. “Oh yeah, gold cards, the Magnums,” Holiday said. “For those of us who are unclear what we’re talking about,” Redick said. “We’re talking about condoms.” “Protection.”
“I honestly feel like I’m built for this team, and the way that we’ve been able to come together has really been cool,” Holiday told CBS Sports. “I feel like I’m committed to this team and the players. I know for me personally, I try not to let my teammates down, so every time I come out here I feel like I try to put on my hard hat and my armor and go out there and fight for them.”
Storyline: Jrue Holiday Trade?
But Holiday looked at his situation in New Orleans and felt like something special was being built and he wanted to be a part of it. “I feel like what we’re doing here is something promising,” Holiday said. “I feel like so many years I’ve had so many different teammates and it’s been uncertain what’s happening with the roster from year to year. Obviously with the new management and the new guys coming in, we’re fairly young but we’re all very, very hungry. What we have here, we can build together.”
He sees where this Pelicans team is now and feels like they are on the cusp of making that happen even sooner than some expected. “I’d love to win, I feel like that’s everybody, right? But at the same time, I feel like we have a good thing going here and we can possibly push to where we want to get to,” Holiday said. “I’ve been on two teams, but I’ve been in a bunch of different situations. I’ve been on teams that made it to the second round and others that didn’t really go anywhere. I feel pretty good about where we’re at right now.
Storyline: Jrue Holiday Trade?

Gary Harris on the block

The Nuggets and Heat are among the teams registering interest in Jrue Holiday, though the Pelicans are not biting … yet. Denver has made Gary Harris very available, and would part with Malik Beasley, too. Just don’t ask for Michael Porter Jr., who has emerged as the sweet scoring forward many thought he would be before the back injury scared everyone away. New Orleans’s decision on Holiday will be interesting.
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Nuggets, Heat interested in Jrue Holiday

Denver and Miami are among interested teams in Holiday and several others are expected to emerge, according to sources. Multiple teams told The Athletic that the Pelicans are listening to trade calls for anyone on the roster, but their asking price remains high on Holiday.
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Throughout this season, there has been speculation among teams about Holiday eventually wanting a trade out of New Orleans. However, league sources told The Athletic that Holiday has made clear he’s happy in New Orleans and committed to the city and team. According to sources with knowledge of his thinking, Holiday is said to want to take the rest of the season to view how this team performs, how the Pelicans can build upon winning 12 of their 18 games since Dec. 23 and how they can build down the road.