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Jrue Holiday

27-Year-Old       New Orleans Pelicans

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

15.4

REB

3.9

AST

7.3

STL

1.5

BLK

0.7

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After finding out in late June that his wife, Lauren, had a brain tumor and would need surgery, Holiday took an indefinite leave of absence in order to be by her side throughout the process. However, after the surgery was deemed successful, Holiday eventually returned to the...

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 205 lbs   DOB: 6/12/1990  College: UCLA   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #17 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Pelicans on a five-year, $125 million contract in July of 2017.

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Jrue Holiday NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 73 24.3 8.0 2.6 3.8 1.1 0.2 0.8 44.2 75.6 2.1 0.8 1.8 2.2 39.0 3.2 7.1 0.9 1.2
2010-11 20 PHI 82 35.4 14.0 4.0 6.5 1.5 0.4 1.0 44.6 82.3 2.7 0.8 3.2 2.7 36.5 5.4 12.2 2.1 2.5
2011-12 21 PHI 65 33.8 13.5 3.3 4.5 1.6 0.3 1.0 43.2 78.3 2.1 0.9 2.4 2.6 38.0 5.5 12.8 1.4 1.8
2012-13 22 PHI 78 37.5 17.7 4.2 8.0 1.6 0.4 1.2 43.1 75.2 3.7 1.1 3.1 3.2 36.8 7.1 16.5 2.3 3.1
2013-14 23 NOP 34 33.6 14.3 4.2 7.9 1.6 0.4 0.9 44.7 81.0 3.1 0.8 3.4 2.3 39.0 6.0 13.4 1.5 1.9
2014-15 24 NOP 40 32.6 14.8 3.4 6.9 1.6 0.6 1.3 44.6 85.5 2.3 0.8 2.6 3.4 37.8 6.0 13.4 1.6 1.9
2015-16 25 NOP 65 28.2 16.8 3.0 6.0 1.4 0.3 1.3 43.9 84.3 2.6 0.4 2.6 4.0 33.6 6.3 14.4 2.8 3.3
2016-17 26 NOP 67 32.7 15.4 3.9 7.3 1.5 0.7 1.5 45.4 70.8 2.9 0.7 3.3 4.2 35.6 6.0 13.3 1.8 2.5
2017-18 Projections 27 NOP 68 33.2 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Jrue Holiday

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2016-17 NBA Game Log   Jrue Holiday
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 12 @POR 100-103 16 8 3 5 0 0 1 4 11 0 0 0 2 1 2 0
Apr 11 @LAL 108-96 29 14 4 7 0 0 5 6 9 2 2 0 2 1 3 1
Apr 8 @GSW 123-101 32 10 6 10 0 0 1 5 15 0 0 0 4 1 5 2
Apr 7 @DEN 122-106 24 9 3 7 1 0 2 4 9 0 0 1 5 0 3 2
Apr 4 DEN 131-134 39 18 4 13 1 1 3 6 13 4 4 2 6 0 4 0
Apr 2 CHI 110-117 39 17 1 6 0 1 1 5 12 5 5 2 4 0 1 2
Mar 31 SAC 117-89 32 4 4 8 3 1 4 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 4 1
Mar 29 DAL 121-118 39 18 5 7 0 2 1 7 12 2 3 2 4 0 5 1
Mar 27 @UTA 108-100 38 19 2 5 2 1 1 8 17 0 2 3 7 1 1 1
Mar 26 @DEN 90-115 27 13 7 7 1 0 0 5 12 0 0 3 6 0 7 0
Mar 24 @HOU 117-107 38 18 1 9 3 2 2 7 12 0 1 4 8 0 1 1
Mar 21 MEM 95-82 41 11 3 6 1 1 1 5 17 0 0 1 6 1 2 0
Mar 19 MIN 123-109 35 21 4 7 1 0 2 8 16 1 2 4 5 0 4 1
Mar 17 HOU 128-112 28 19 4 6 1 3 1 9 17 1 2 0 5 0 4 2
Mar 15 @MIA 120-112 32 11 4 8 0 1 1 4 12 2 3 1 3 0 4 0
Mar 14 POR 100-77 27 10 1 2 3 0 2 4 6 1 2 1 3 0 1 3
Mar 11 @CHA 122-125 42 15 4 13 3 1 2 6 14 2 2 1 5 0 4 1
Mar 8 TOR 87-94 32 7 0 6 3 0 3 3 9 0 0 1 4 0 0 1
Mar 6 @UTA 88-83 23 4 5 3 1 3 4 1 9 1 2 1 2 2 3 2
Mar 5 @LAL 97-105 36 20 5 12 3 0 3 7 12 5 6 1 3 0 5 0
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Mar 3 SAS 98-101 43 26 7 5 1 0 4 12 27 0 0 2 6 1 6 1
Mar 1 DET 109-86 30 22 4 5 1 0 5 10 18 0 0 2 5 1 3 1
Feb 26 @OKC 118-110 33 6 3 8 2 1 5 3 9 0 0 0 2 0 3 2
Feb 25 @DAL 96-83 39 18 7 6 0 0 4 5 17 6 6 2 6 3 4 3
Feb 23 HOU 99-129 35 6 4 4 1 2 7 3 12 0 0 0 6 1 3 0
Feb 15 @MEM 91-95 33 19 7 7 0 0 2 8 13 1 4 2 3 2 5 5
Feb 13 @PHO 108-110 36 18 2 8 2 0 5 6 11 4 6 2 6 1 1 2
Feb 12 @SAC 105-99 40 16 6 11 5 0 4 6 14 3 3 1 4 2 4 2
Feb 10 @MIN 106-122 38 25 6 12 5 0 9 10 14 4 4 1 2 2 4 3
Feb 8 UTA 94-127 31 15 6 2 1 0 4 7 12 0 3 1 4 1 5 2
Feb 6 PHO 111-106 37 30 10 7 2 3 4 11 22 5 6 3 7 2 8 4
Feb 4 @WAS 105-91 36 13 10 8 0 0 6 5 17 3 4 0 3 2 8 4
Feb 1 @DET 118-98 35 22 3 11 2 1 4 10 17 2 3 0 3 1 2 1
Jan 31 @TOR 108-106 41 30 2 3 2 2 3 13 21 1 2 3 5 1 1 3
Jan 29 WAS 94-107 39 26 4 11 1 0 2 11 19 0 0 4 7 2 2 0
Jan 27 SAS 119-103 38 23 4 11 2 3 5 10 17 0 1 3 6 0 4 1
Jan 25 OKC 105-114 32 14 2 8 4 1 4 6 11 0 0 2 4 1 1 2
Jan 23 CLE 124-122 39 33 6 10 3 2 3 12 19 5 5 4 7 0 6 5
Jan 20 BKN 114-143 28 12 3 8 1 0 3 4 12 3 4 1 2 1 2 2
Jan 18 ORL 118-98 26 14 4 5 5 2 2 6 13 0 0 2 4 1 3 1
Jan 16 @IND 98-95 26 11 2 6 1 0 5 4 9 1 2 2 3 1 1 3
Jan 14 @CHI 107-99 29 1 3 12 0 0 2 0 7 1 2 0 4 0 3 2
Jan 12 @BKN 95-104 31 21 5 4 2 0 4 7 15 3 4 4 6 1 4 3
Jan 9 @NYK 96-110 25 9 4 7 1 0 2 3 8 2 3 1 3 0 4 1
Jan 7 @BOS 117-108 29 13 1 4 2 1 3 5 10 2 2 1 4 0 1 3
Jan 5 ATL 94-99 35 18 2 5 1 0 4 5 13 4 4 4 6 0 2 2
Jan 2 @CLE 90-82 35 11 4 13 3 0 4 4 11 1 2 2 3 0 4 1
Dec 30 NYK 104-92 35 12 4 11 1 2 1 5 10 2 2 0 1 0 4 1
Dec 28 LAC 102-98 34 11 4 9 2 0 3 5 12 1 2 0 1 0 4 3
Dec 26 DAL 111-104 36 7 3 11 1 0 1 2 11 3 4 0 1 0 3 2
Dec 23 MIA 91-87 27 22 2 6 2 0 1 9 17 3 5 1 2 0 2 3
Dec 21 OKC 110-121 35 23 4 10 1 0 3 9 15 3 4 2 3 1 3 3
Dec 20 @PHI 93-108 30 12 4 9 0 0 1 4 13 3 4 1 4 1 3 1
Dec 18 @SAS 113-100 24 5 2 6 1 1 2 2 8 0 0 1 2 0 2 2
Dec 16 @HOU 122-100 35 11 5 1 0 1 2 5 15 0 0 1 7 1 4 1
Dec 15 IND 102-95 36 16 7 14 0 0 2 7 12 2 3 0 1 2 5 4
Dec 13 GSW 109-113 30 10 7 6 4 1 3 3 12 3 6 1 5 2 5 3
Dec 11 @PHO 119-120 40 23 3 3 2 0 2 7 18 7 9 2 8 2 1 5
Dec 10 @LAC 133-105 Did Not Play
Dec 8 PHI 88-99 Did Not Play
Dec 5 MEM 108-110 Did Not Play
Dec 4 @OKC 101-92 36 10 5 6 2 0 3 4 12 2 2 0 5 1 4 4
Dec 2 LAC 96-114 28 9 4 4 1 0 1 4 12 0 0 1 3 1 3 2
Nov 29 LAL 105-88 29 22 2 5 1 0 2 8 15 2 3 4 7 0 2 1
Nov 27 @DAL 91-81 31 17 4 6 0 0 4 7 13 0 0 3 4 1 3 3
Nov 25 @POR 119-104 29 16 4 5 0 1 5 6 13 2 4 2 4 0 4 4
Nov 23 MIN 117-96 22 7 1 8 1 1 2 2 8 3 4 0 2 0 1 4
Nov 22 @ATL 94-112 27 15 4 4 2 1 3 7 15 1 1 0 3 0 4 1
Nov 19 CHA 121-116 30 22 2 9 1 0 3 9 17 1 2 3 7 0 2 4
Nov 18 POR 113-101 23 21 2 7 1 1 1 8 14 4 7 1 2 0 2 2
Nov 16 @ORL 89-82 Did Not Play
Nov 14 BOS 106-105 Did Not Play
Nov 12 LAL 99-126 Did Not Play
Nov 10 @MIL 106-112 Did Not Play
Nov 8 @SAC 102-94 Did Not Play
Nov 7 @GSW 116-106 Did Not Play
Nov 4 PHO 111-112 Did Not Play
Nov 2 @MEM 89-83 Did Not Play
Nov 1 MIL 113-117 Did Not Play
Oct 29 @SAS 98-79 Did Not Play
Oct 28 GSW 114-122 Did Not Play
Oct 26 DEN 102-107 Did Not Play

Jrue Holiday – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #2 Point Guard

1.  Jrue Holiday

2.  E'Twaun Moore

3.  Jordan Crawford

4.  Tony Allen

5.  Ian Clark

6.  Darius Miller

7.  Charles Cooke

New Orleans Pelicans

True Shooting Percentage

53.2%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Jrue Holiday had a true shooting percentage of 53.2%.

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Jrue Holiday NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 73 36.0 11.9 3.9 5.7 1.6 0.4 1.3 44.2 75.6 3.2 1.1 2.7 3.2 39.0 4.7 10.6 1.3 1.7
2010-11 20 PHI 82 36.0 14.2 4.1 6.6 1.5 0.4 1.0 44.6 82.3 2.7 0.8 3.3 2.8 36.5 5.5 12.4 2.1 2.6
2011-12 21 PHI 65 36.0 14.4 3.5 4.8 1.7 0.3 1.1 43.2 78.3 2.2 0.9 2.5 2.8 38.0 5.9 13.7 1.5 2.0
2012-13 22 PHI 78 36.0 17.0 4.0 7.7 1.5 0.4 1.1 43.1 75.2 3.6 1.1 3.0 3.0 36.8 6.8 15.8 2.2 3.0
2013-14 23 NOP 34 36.0 15.3 4.5 8.4 1.8 0.4 0.9 44.7 81.0 3.3 0.9 3.6 2.4 39.0 6.4 14.3 1.6 2.0
2014-15 24 NOP 40 36.0 16.4 3.7 7.6 1.7 0.6 1.4 44.6 85.5 2.5 0.9 2.8 3.7 37.8 6.6 14.8 1.8 2.1
2015-16 25 NOP 65 36.0 21.4 3.8 7.7 1.7 0.4 1.7 43.9 84.3 3.3 0.5 3.3 5.1 33.6 8.1 18.4 3.6 4.2
2016-17 26 NOP 67 36.0 16.9 4.3 8.0 1.6 0.7 1.6 45.4 70.8 3.2 0.8 3.6 4.6 35.6 6.7 14.7 2.0 2.8
2017-18 Projections 27 NOP 68 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Jrue Holiday

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Jrue Holiday NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 19 73 1772 587 191 280 79 18 62 44.2 75.6 156 56 135 159 39.0 230 520 65 86
2010-11 20 PHI 82 2901 1145 332 531 120 29 81 44.6 82.3 218 68 264 222 36.5 446 999 172 209
2011-12 21 PHI 65 2196 879 212 290 103 18 65 43.2 78.3 135 57 155 171 38.0 360 834 94 120
2012-13 22 PHI 78 2926 1383 329 625 123 32 91 43.1 75.2 292 89 240 247 36.8 555 1288 182 242
2013-14 23 NOP 34 1143 487 142 268 56 12 30 44.7 81.0 105 28 114 77 39.0 203 454 51 63
2014-15 24 NOP 40 1303 592 135 274 63 23 51 44.6 85.5 91 32 103 135 37.8 238 534 65 76
2015-16 25 NOP 65 1831 1089 195 391 88 22 87 43.9 84.3 167 27 168 259 33.6 410 935 182 216
2016-17 26 NOP 67 2190 1029 264 488 100 44 100 45.4 70.8 194 46 218 281 35.6 405 893 119 168
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Jrue Holiday NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 19 73 24.3 52.6 50.2 28.2 15.7 1.8 9.4
2010-11 20 PHI 82 35.4 52.5 48.7 28.9 11.8 2.4 16.5
2011-12 21 PHI 65 33.8 49.6 47.1 22.1 10.3 2.1 13.3
2012-13 22 PHI 78 37.5 49.6 46.6 27.0 12.6 2.1 18.0
2013-14 23 NOP 34 33.6 50.5 48.0 31.4 12.3 2.6 17.6
2014-15 24 NOP 40 32.6 52.2 49.3 29.4 9.8 3.0 17.2
2015-16 25 NOP 65 28.2 52.9 48.5 24.6 10.5 2.3 16.3
2016-17 26 NOP 67 32.7 53.2 51.0 29.6 11.8 2.5 17.8
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Jrue Holiday: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Holiday, an unrestricted free agent, will meet with the Pelicans on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

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Holiday managed 10 points (5-15 FG, 0-4 3Pt), 10 assists and six rebounds across 32 minutes in Saturday's 123-101 loss to the Warriors.

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Holiday scored 18 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and added 13 assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 134-131 loss to the Nuggets.

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Holiday posted four points (2-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt), eight assists, five rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots over 32 minutes in Friday's 117-89 win over the Kings.

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Holiday ended up with 19 points (8-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 0-2 FT) with five assists, two rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot over 38 minutes in Monday's 108-100 loss against the Jazz.

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Holiday managed 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT) with nine assists, three steals and two blocked shots over 38 minutes in Friday's 117-107 loss against the Rockets.

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Holiday scored 11 points (5-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt) to go along with six assists, three rebounds and one steal across 41 minutes during Tuesday's 95-82 win over the Grizzlies.

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Holiday scored 21 points (8-16 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 123-109 win over the Timberwolves.

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Holiday scored 15 points (6-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 13 assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block in 42 minutes during Saturday's 125-122 overtime win over the Hornets.

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Holiday totaled seven points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt), six assists and three steals across 32 minutes during a 94-87 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.

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Holiday was limited to four points (1-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal across 23 minutes in a 88-83 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

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Holiday provided 20 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 12 assists, five rebounds and three steals over 36 minutes in Sunday's 105-97 win over the Lakers.

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2016-17

After he was limited to 74 games over his first two seasons with the Pelicans, largely due to recurring issues with his lower right leg, Holiday was placed on a hard workload restriction to open 2015-16. The 26-year-old was forced to sit out one game of back-to-back sets and faced various minute limits until January, when his production unsurprisingly began to take off. Over his last three full months of the season, Holiday averaged 19.5 points (on 43.7% shooting), 7.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 three-pointers in 31.2 minutes per game before he was shut down in early April with a fractured orbital wall in his right eye. That fluky injury aside, Holiday generally enjoyed a healthy campaign and was poised to enter training camp as an attractive fantasy target at the point guard spot before personal tragedy struck. Holiday found out in late June that his wife, Lauren, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In order to care for Lauren while she goes through the pregnancy and then brain surgery, Holiday announced in September that he would take an indefinite leave from the Pelicans. Lauren is due to give birth in mid-October and will then have the surgery performed approximately six weeks later, assuming the pregnancy goes as planned. With that timeframe in mind, it seems quite likely that Holiday will be sidelined for much of the first half of the season, leaving Tim Frazier, Langston Galloway and E’Twaun Moore to handle most of the point guard duties. Once he returns to action, Holiday is expected to slide back into the starting lineup and assume a prominent role in the Pelicans’ attack. As such, it’s probably best to avoid drafting him in most shallow formats and instead waiting to pick him up off waivers shortly before his return date approaches. In deeper formats with large benches, meanwhile, Holiday makes sense as a late-round dart who could be stashed or used as trade currency once he’s nearing a return.

2015-16

Holiday played only half a season again this past year due to more leg injuries. The former Sixer managed to play in just 40 games after playing 37 games in his first season in New Orleans. In 33 minutes per game, Holiday averaged 14.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.6 steals while canning 51 triples on 38 percent shooting from distance. Although the drop in assists is frightening, only nine players bested his per-game number last season. Holiday also managed to limit his turnovers considerably last season, coughing it up only 2.3 times per game as opposed to 3.1 and 3.7 times in his previous two seasons. With Alvin Gentry now running the show in New Orleans, fans can expect an offense that more closely resembles the one run by the Warriors last season, which means Holiday—a career 38 percent three-point shooter—should expect to see plenty of attempts from beyond the arc. His shooting should be able to make up for whatever ball-handling duties he cedes to Tyreke Evans after Evans filled in admirably for Holiday following his injury. If finally healthy, Holiday can be a major piece of the offensive machine running in New Orleans in his seventh season in the league.

2014-15

Holiday comes into the 2014-15 season primed to bounce back after a stress fracture in his right leg limited him to just 34 games in his first year with the Pelicans. In his injury-shortened fifth season, Holiday averaged 14.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 7.9 assists, and 1.6 steals in 34 minutes per game. Holiday's outside shooting was of particular note, as he matched a career-high with 39 percent shooting from beyond the arc. It's hard to accurately judge Holiday's season considering his injury woes and the many other injuries suffered by the Pelicans throughout the 2013-14 season, but it's worth noting that he was seemingly coming into his own before the fractured leg spoiled his season. In his last full month of basketball, Holiday averaged 16.3 points and 9.0 assists per game. This year looks promising for the UCLA product. Playing next to Anthony Davis should do wonders for Holiday's assist numbers, and a healthy Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans should force defenses to stay honest and not converge on Holiday. It's easy to forget that just one season ago Holiday was a 22-year-old All-Star with the Philadelphia 76ers, primed to take the next step with his new club. Health willing, this could be a big season for Holiday.

2013-14

Holiday broke out in 2012-13, posting career highs all over the stat sheet and reaching the All-Star Game for the first time. But the Sixers – in the midst of one of the most obvious tank-jobs in NBA history – opted to ship the 23-year-old to New Orleans for the draft rights to Nerlens Noel. Holiday's role might be very different with the Pelicans. In Philly, he was the unquestioned floor leader and initiator of the offense, and he struggled with that role at times. His 3.7 turnovers per game average was second only to James Harden's last season. But the Pelicans' roster is much deeper and more talented than the 2012-13 Sixers, and features several guards – including Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans and Austin Rivers – that might not be pure point guards, but who can take some of that responsibility off Holiday's shoulders. Coach Monty Williams has suggested that Holiday will play off the ball at times, something he did in Philly when Andre Iguodala was serving as "point forward."

2012-13

Holiday seemed to be well on his way toward joining the ranks of the truly elite point guards, but he hit a bit of a plateau last season. His overall stats took a minor across-the-board hit last season despite good percentages, and he still hasn't matured into the elite ball-hawk many expected he'd become out of UCLA. Consistency is one of his biggest problems. Holiday can be very streaky. The Sixers offense will have a very different look this season. Last year, they were all about sharing the ball and had a glut of ball handlers on the roster. Lou Williams led the team in scoring with an average under 15 points per game. But the addition of Andrew Bynum and several space-the-floor wing shooters would seem to indicate a move toward a more inside-out style focused on Bynum. It will be interesting to see how well Holiday adapts to that, and how well he plays with Evan Turner, a pretty good passer who will get more run now that Andre Iguodala is a Denver Nugget.

2011-12

Holiday established himself as the Sixers’ franchise player in his second season, starting all 82 games and establishing new career-best marks in nearly every column on the stat sheet. He finished the year particularly well, averaging 14.7 points and 8.3 dimes in April – a stretch that includes three double-doubles in the final six games of the regular season. And did we mention – he wasn’t old enough to drink until June? This season, he could take his place among the next generation of top point guards, particularly if Andre Iguodala is dealt as anticipated. With elite quickness and the wingspan of a hang glider, he averaged 1.45 steals per game last season – good for 16th in the league. With another year’s experience, he should moon-walk into the top 10. His three-point shot has room for improvement as well. He hit 39 percent from three as a rookie, but converted 36.5 percent – on about three times as many attempts – last season. Our only area of concern: the Sixers are reportedly interested in acquiring Monta Ellis when NBA business resumes, and sharing the backcourt with a high-usage player could cut into Holiday’s attempts.

2010-11

As the Sixers' representative at this spring's draft lottery, Holiday was visibly relieved when his team slipped to second in the draft. His reaction was understandable; picking second meant he'd get Evan Turner as a teammate, and wouldn't have to compete with John Wall for the starting point guard spot. Holiday locked up the gig with a strong finish to the 2009-10 season, holding down the fort after the ill-considered Allen Iverson experiment ended and posting averages of 10.7 points and 7.4 assists in April. He should be able to improve last year's 1.1 steals per game average – he came into the league with the reputation of being an outstanding defender, and though he stands 6-3, he has a 6-7 wingspan that should allow him to disrupt passes with ease.

2009-10

Holiday played both guard positions at UCLA, and is likely to do the same for Philadelphia, at least initially. His biggest strength at this stage of his career is his defense – he’s 6-4, but has a wingspan of 6-7, which should make life very difficult for opposing guards this season. He has a good handle and can get into the paint, but struggled mightily with his shot at UCLA. Look for Holiday to get the bulk of his minutes off the bench initially, backing Lou Williams at the point and Willie Green at the two.