Does Jrue Holiday have what it takes to be an All-Star this season?
October 11, 2019, 12:51 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday (left quadriceps contusion) has been ruled out vs. the Jazz on Friday.
This is more so rest than anything else so there's no need to worry about Holiday here. He's a veteran and the Pelicans already know what they've got in him so there's no need to play him too much in the preseason. Holiday's role is as secure as they come and he could be a top-25 guy this season.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
October 7, 2019, 10:07 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting in 18 minutes of action on Monday, while hitting 7-for-9 from the floor (3-for-5 from deep) with a rebound, three assists, a steal and two blocks.
Holiday plays the shooting guard position a lot more naturally than point, so the addition of Lonzo Ball is a match made in heaven. He's going to continue to improve as the best player on an exciting Pelicans team. The assist numbers won't be extraordinary, but Holiday makes up for it with high efficiency and numbers across the board.
September 4, 2019, 12:27 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Will Guillory of The Athletic is reporting that Jrue Holiday (core muscle surgery) has been a full participant in recent workouts and will be 100 percent ready for training camp.
Holiday underwent core muscle surgery on March 26 and is recovering smoothly. The procedure wasn't expected to sideline him into camp, so consider this confirmation that he'll be good to go this year. The new leader of the Pels, Holiday is going to cost an early-round selection in fantasy drafts this season — rightfully so after finishing with second-round value last year.
Source: The Athletic
April 23, 2019, 9:41 amJrue HolidayG, New Orleans Pelicans
Sean Deveney of the Sporting News is reporting that the Suns are considered the favorite to go after Jrue Holiday, should he become available by the Pelicans.
The Magic and the Bulls could also have interest but everything will depend on what new Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin decides to do in the next few weeks. If Griffin is intent on keeping Holiday, it is a signal that he will look to bring a quick turnaround for the Pelicans rather than enter a long, slogging rebuild. And if he entertains offers for him, it is certain that plenty of teams will try and trade for the 28-year-old guard, especially after a sensational year where he finished in the top-25 in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues.
Source: Sporting News
April 10, 2019, 12:20 amJrue HolidayG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday (core muscle injury) finished inside the top-20 in 8-cat leagues (just outside it in 9-cat) for the second consecutive season on a per-game basis.
The 28-year-old Holiday played 67 games before having surgery and had very similar stats to his previous season. None of his counting stats decreased (including turnovers, unfortunately), though each of his percentages dropped slightly. He finished in the top-10 in assists with 7.7 assists per game. Even with the missed games, he finished inside the top-25 in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues with his season totals. Holiday’s future is a little murky with Anthony Davis almost definitely leaving the Pelicans. It also wouldn’t be surprising to see Holiday moved as part of a rebuilding plan. If he stays, there’s a good chance that his counting stats could take a significant jump with another decrease in efficiency.
March 26, 2019, 1:37 pmJrue HolidayG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday (lower abdominal strain) underwent successful core surgery on Tuesday and will miss the rest of the season.
Holiday was looking unlikely to suit up again this season before the surgery, so this doesn't change his value much. If you were holding out hope that Holiday would return, it is officially time to let go.
Source: Pelicans on Titter
March 19, 2019, 6:01 pmJrue HolidayG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday (lower abdominal strain) and E'Twaun Moore (left quad contusion) have been ruled out of Wednesday's game.
Both players remain out indefinitely and it's looking increasingly likely that they'll just be shut down for the year. Holiday's the only one here worth holding just in case, but he might need to be cut if you're struggling in a playoff matchup.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 17, 2019, 5:55 pmJrue HolidayG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday (lower abdominal strain) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Mavs.
Holiday was set to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days as of March 7, so we should be hearing something from the Pelicans in the near future. Regardless, the general vibe is that Holiday is headed for a shutdown, so fantasy owners might have a decision to make unless the Pelicans say something definitive. Elfrid Payton and Frank Jackson will continue to start in the backcourt.
Source: NBA Injury Report
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