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Holiday (leg) will start in Saturday's preseason game against Miami, the New Orleans Times-Picayune's John Reid reports.

Holiday is still recovering from the tibial stress fracture he suffered last season, but the fact that both he and the team are feeling confident enough to run him out there for the first preseason game is a very positive sign. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, he should be fine for the Pelicans' Oct. 28 season opener.

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Holiday said Monday that he is likely to be limited during training camp, Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Holiday continues to recover from the tibial stress fracture that cut his 2013-14 season short in January. He began five-on-five workouts more than two weeks ago but has not progressed to the point that he's ready for full contact. Holiday estimated that he's about 70 percent heading into camp, so it's reasonable to expect that he'll be limited during the preseason as well. Barring a setback, however, Holiday should be ready to open the regular season as the Pelicans' starting point guard.

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Holiday has returned to playing five-on-five during workouts, NBA.com reports. "I've been working out and been on the court (individually) for a little while, but getting back to playing has been a joy," Holiday said. "The first couple days, just playing and trying to get a rhythm back, seeing my teammates, it's fun."

Eight months after a stress fracture in his tibia ended Holiday's 2013-14 season, he's back to full strength and is expected to enter camp at 100 percent. While a stress fracture is always a concern, Holiday missed only 14 of 312 games over four years with the Sixers before coming to New Orleans last summer. Prior to the injury, Holiday was enjoying a strong statistical season, averaging 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds while shooting a hair under 45 percent from the floor. During the month of December, Holiday's averages jumped to 16.3 points and 9.0 assists, and he notched five double-digit assist games.

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Holiday and the rest of the banged up Pelicans, according to general manager Dell Demps, should be fully recovered for the start of training camp, the Times-Picayune reports.

All of Holiday, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson and Tyreke Evans should be a full go after various offseason surgeries. Now healthy with his right tibia injury behind him, Holiday should have no problem besting his uninspiring first season in New Orleans, when he averaged 14.3 points and 7.9 assists per game. Playing alongside Anthony Davis and the other healthy Pelican stars, Holiday could have a big year ahead of him.

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Jrue Holiday (shin surgery) expects to be cleared for on-court activity in August.

Holiday hasn't done any on-court work since suffering a stress fracture in January, and he's still working to rebuild the muscles in his right leg while regaining his conditioning. He said that he feels "strong" and as long as he does get on the court in August he should be ready to go for Pelicans' training camp.

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Jrue Holiday (leg) is still not cleared for basketball activity.

He added that he's not expecting a trade this time around. Holiday was traded to New Orleans on draft night last year, but there were some murmurs of him possibly being dealt. Holiday is expected to be ready for training camp as the Pelicans' starting point guard and has started working out with his conditioning coach recently.

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Jrue Holiday (leg) has been working out with his performance and conditioning coach.

The team Twitter account tweeted out a picture of Jrue lifting weights, doing agility drills, and dribbling a basketball on Wednesday. They haven't revealed too much on Jrue's status, but coach Monty Williams said that his starting point guard is "on target" to be ready for training camp.

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The Pelicans have discussed trades to acquire a first-round draft pick, but they haven't considered including Jrue Holiday in any deals.

Holiday was linked to the Kings' No. 8 pick, but beat writer John Reid's sources have debunked that rumor. The Pelicans are interested in drafting a center or small forward, two obvious needs for their team, but they don't have any draft picks of their own due to last season's deal that sent Nerlens Noel and this year's pick to the 76ers for Holiday and Pierre Jackson.

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Coach Monty Williams said Jrue Holiday (leg) is "on target" from his back surgery in February.

The Pelicans were extremely tight-lipped on Jrue after his stress fracture to his tibia. Holiday's injury may have occurred back on Jan. 8, but the team was very hesitant to update his status. The former All-Star is expected to be ready for training camp and will look to build off a nice start in New Orleans.

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Jrue Holiday had successful surgery on his right tibia on Friday and will miss the rest of the season.