Jrue Holiday PG NO 5 Days
Jrue Holiday continued his stellar play in a 109-95 loss to the Thunder on Friday with 16 points, eight boards, six assists
We'll spare you the Holiday season puns and just say Jrue is rolling right now. Over his previous 10 games, he averaged 16.7 points, 5.3 boards, 9.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 triples. He should have the ball in his hands a ton with Tyreke Evans down and will continue to put up early-round value.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 7 Days
Jrue Holiday had another terrific game on Wednesday with 26 points, four boards, nine assists and four 3-pointers on 10-of-17 shooting.
He's hitting on all cylinders over his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 5.6 boards, 10.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 triples in 39.8 minutes. He ranks eighth in the NBA in points created by assists per game despite ranking 17th in passes per game, so he's making his ball movement count. The Pelicans are going to need him on his A game with Anthony Davis out and Holiday seems to be up to the task so far.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 9 Days
Jrue Holiday kept up his hot stretch on Monday, hitting an and-one, game-winning layup in triple overtime for the last of his 19 points to go with eight boards, 12 assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 49 minutes.
The stats really don't even tell the story and Jrue was making big plays when the Pelicans needed them. He's suddenly become a much better finisher around the basket and has used his left hand a lot more. Holiday should have more of a scoring burden on his shoulders with Anthony Davis recovering from a broken hand.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 12 Days
Jrue Holiday had a triumphant return to Philadelphia on Friday, shooting 8-of-13 from the field for 20 points with seven boards, 13 assists, one block, three steals and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.
He set a season high in points and minutes while matching his season best with assists and steals.Holiday is getting into a groove right now and has shot at least 50 percent from the field in five of his last seven games. He shot 39.7 percent after the break last season and was off to a bumpy start, so his owners have to be pleased in his quick turnaround.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 16 Days
Jrue Holiday scored 12 points on 6-of-17 shooting (no threes) with nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks in the Pelicans' blowout loss to the Spurs.
Holiday logged 32 minutes despite the score, as his upside is readily apparent when Eric Gordon (19 minutes) is not on the court. Given Gordon's injury history, that's like holding a lottery ticket.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 25 Days
Jrue Holiday hit 6-of-9 shots for 14 points, six rebounds and 12 assists in Saturday's cakewalk win over the Sixers.
He was going against his former team and some lesser talent, and took advantage of it tonight. He also, somehow, managed to commit just one turnover on the night. He got off to a slow start with his new team but has been rolling lately, going for 18 points, six dimes and a full stat line on Wednesday.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 28 Days
Jrue Holiday shot 8-of-12 from the floor against the Jazz on Wednesday with 19 points, three boards, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
He bounced back nicely from his 2-of-11 on Tuesday and offensive efficiency has been a problem for him since the All-Star break last season. As for his other bugaboo, Holiday did turn the ball over five times tonight. He'll get a chance to play his former team on Saturday, so his value could get another bump before coming back down.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 1 Month
Jrue Holiday double-doubled with 13 points and 13 assists in Friday's win over the Lakers, hitting 5-of-15 shots from the field (no threes) to go with five rebounds and four steals.
Holiday had been quiet lately so this is a sight for his owners' sore eyes, even if the crooked shooting percentage was a drag on his value tonight. Eric Gordon had an efficient 5-of-11 makes en route to 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, a three and a 5-of-6 mark from the charity stripe. If Gordon figures it out that less of him equals more balanced production for the team, then it is also possible that these two and Tyreke Evans can make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 1 Month
Jrue Holiday hit 5-of-11 shots for 11 points, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies.
Holiday's lines have basically been dwindling since opening night, which doesn't make sense when he's got Anthony Davis to throw the ball to. Holiday is due for a bounce-back game in his next one, and now looks like a good time to try to buy low on the point guard.
Jrue Holiday PG NO 1 Month
Jrue Holiday's slump to start the season continued on Tuesday, shooting 1-of-7 from the field for three points with five boards, nine assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.
His turnovers are high and his shooting percentage low, so coach Monty Williams gave Brian Robert some extra playing time tonight. The concern on Holiday is compounded by the fact of him shooting 39.7 percent after the break last season, but it's definitely not time to panic yet. Things won't get any easier against Mike Conley on Wednesday, though.