Holiday started 67 games for the New Orleans Pelicans in 2018-19. He averaged a career-high 21.2 points per game. Holiday shot 47.2 percent from the field, including 32.5 percent from three-point range. He scored a season-high 37 points at Detroit on Dec. 9. He also managed a career-best 5.0 rebounds per contest. Holiday snatched a career-high 12 rebounds against Indiana on Feb. 4. Holiday also excelled at distributing the basketball, averaging 7.7 assists per tilt. That number was fifth-best in the NBA. Holiday notched 18 double-doubles on the year, including a 32-point, 14-assist performance against the Clippers on Dec. 3. He handed out 14 assists on three separate occasions.2017
Holiday's ninth professional season saw him play in 81 games as he helped the Pelicans return to the playoffs for the first time since 2014-15. Holiday made a career-high 615 shots from the field on the way to setting a career-best .494 shooting percentage. He averaged a career-best 19.0 points, a career-high 4.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night. The UCLA product scored a regular-season high 37 points against Houston on Dec. 11. He earned a triple-double against Portland by scoring 21 points, grabbing 11 boards and recording 11 assists on Mar. 27. Holiday set a new career-high with 17 assists while adding 19 points in a win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Mar. 6. The versatile guard recorded double-digit assists on nine occasions in the regular season. He made five three-point shots on three different occasions. Holiday set a new career-high with 41 points in game four of the conference quarterfinals against the Trail Blazers, giving his team its first playoff series win since 2007-08. He finished the playoffs with a triple-double by scoring 27 points, dishing out 11 assists, and grabbing 10 rebounds against Golden State in game five of the Western Conference Semifinals.2016
Holiday returned to the Pelicans for the fourth consecutive season in 2016-17. After missing the first 12 games of the year to attend to a family issue, Holiday made his season debut with the Pelicans on Nov. 18. There was hardly any rust to shake off, as Holiday produced 21 points and seven assists during a home win over the Trail Blazers. He racked up 22 points and nine assists the very next night. On Dec. 15, Holiday dished a season-best 14 assists in a home win over the Pacers. On Jan. 23, Holiday scored a season-high 33 points with 10 assists during a home win over the Cavaliers. For the season, Holiday appeared in 67 games, with 61 starts, and averaged 15.4 points, 7.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 three-pointers per contest. It was his highest total in both games and games started since joining the Pelicans in the 2013-14 season. His 15.4 points were his second-best as a Pelican and third-best in his NBA career. It was the third-best mark on the team that year, trailing only Anthony Davis (28.0 ppg) and DeMarcus Cousins (24.4 ppg).2015
Following back-to-back injury-shortened seasons, Holiday appeared in 65 games for the Pelicans in 2015-16 with 23 starts. The versatile guard averaged 16.8 points per game, his second-highest scoring mark over his seven-year NBA career. During the preseason, the Pelicans kept Holiday on a minutes restriction as the guard continued to rehab his injured lower right leg. The team rested him during the season opener at Golden State but started Holiday for the season's second game at Portland, where he posted 12 points and three assists in the loss. The team maintained a cautious approach as Holiday played in 14 of the Pelicans' first 19 games and averaged only 21.7 minutes of run per appearance. Starting Dec. 14, team officials gave Holiday the green light for additional playing time. Holiday played in each of New Orleans' next 47 games and produced 18.4 points, 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals over 30.2 minutes per contest over that span. On March 9, the UCLA product scored a career-high 38 points during a loss at Charlotte. Two nights later, Holiday tallied 34 points, 10 assists and five rebounds over almost 41 minutes of floor time in a loss at Memphis. A toe injury then forced Holiday to miss two games in late March. Then, on March 29, Holiday had an eye injury diagnosed as a right inferior orbital wall fracture that ended the guard's season. The Pelicans finished the season at 30-52 and missed the postseason, but Holiday added 6.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals to his aforementioned season scoring average.2014
Holiday returned to the New Orleans Pelicans ready for action in 2014-15 after missing some time due to injury the year before. On Opening Night, the guard started and generated eight points, four assists and three steals during a home win over the Magic. On Dec. 10, Holiday double-doubled via a season-high 30 points, 10 assists and three steals during a loss at Dallas. Four nights later, Holiday again scored 30 points during a home loss to the Warriors. But during a Jan. 12 loss at Boston, Holiday left the game early due to an injury to his right ankle. After missing five games for rest, tests revealed the injury was a stress reaction in his right lower-leg. Holiday missed 41 games due to the injury. He returned in time to play in three of New Orleans' last four regular season outings. The Pelicans ended the regular season at 45-37 and faced Golden State in the first round of the playoffs. The Warriors swept New Orleans in four games. Holiday, who was still trying to rehab his right leg into top shape, played in three of the four post-season games to the best of his ability. In Game 3, he posted 10 points, four assists and one block.2013
During the 2013 NBA Draft, Holiday was traded by the Philadelphia 76ers with Pierre Jackson to the New Orleans Pelicans for rookie Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round draft pick. Expectations were that Holiday and Anthony Davis would team up for a playoff push in Western Conference. Unfortunately, those plans stalled as Holiday's season ended prematurely due to a leg injury. Holiday started the Pelicans' first 34 games and averaged 33.6 minutes per contest. He made his Pelicans debut on Opening Night, Oct. 30, and produced 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists during the home loss to the Pacers. On Nov. 8, he registered his first double-double as a Pelican with 13 points and 13 assists, plus four steals, during a home win over the Lakers. Holiday had nine double-doubles during the season. On Dec. 30, the versatile guard scored a season-high 31 points, plus added 13 assists, during a close home win over the Trail Blazers. In early January, however, trouble struck. In four games between Jan. 3 and Jan. 8, Holiday averaged only 6.0 points per contest while shooting 29.7 percent from the field. The challenging performance was explained on Jan. 10 when Holiday was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right tibia, which ended his season. The point guard had corrective surgery in late-February but was ready to go for Opening Night of the 2014-15 season. Holiday ended the 2013-14 season averaging 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game.2012
The 2012-13 season was Holiday's fourth year in the NBA and by far the best season of his career. He started 78 games for Philadelphia and generated per-game career highs in points (17.7), assists (8.0), rebounds (4.2) and three-pointers (1.2). His 625 total assists ranked third in the NBA. On Nov. 25, Holiday scored a career-high 33 points, plus added 13 assists, during a close home win over the Suns. On Jan. 26, the UCLA product scored a new career high of 35 points, to go with six dimes and five boards, in a home win over the Knicks. On Feb. 17, Holiday was a reserve for the East squad during his first career All-Star Game. The Sixer tallied six points, two boards, one assist and two steals over 15 minutes of ASG floor time. A week later, Holiday produced 30 points, five dimes, five boards and one block during a loss at New York. Holiday had 16 games in which he scored 25 or more points and registered 20 double-doubles for the season. During a close loss at Denver on Mar. 21, Holiday dished 15 assists for the second time in the season. In that loss, he also generated 18 points, six rebounds, four steals and a block.2011
Holiday started 65 of Philly's 66 games during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. The versatile point guard averaged 13.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds and a career-best 1.6 steals over 33.8 minutes per game. Holiday's 103 total steals ranked 11th in The Association. On Jan. 20, Holiday recorded his lone double-double of the season with 16 points, a season-high 11 assists, six boards and three steals during a home win over the Hawks. On March 17, Holiday scored a career-high 30 points, to go with five boards and five dimes in a loss at Chicago. On March 31, Holiday grabbed a season-best eight rebounds, to go with nine points and six assists, during another home win over Atlanta. The Sixers ended the regular season with a mark of 35-31 and defeated the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs. Philadelphia then lost to Boston in seven games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Holiday started all 13 playoff games for Philly. During the Game 2 win over Chicago, Holiday tallied 26 points, six assists, two rebounds, three three-pointers and one steal. He averaged 15.8 points, 5.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game during that postseason run.2010
In just his second season in The Association, Holiday became an everyday starter for the Philadelphia 76ers. He started all 82 regular season games of the 2010-11 season for Philly and averaged a whopping 35.4 minutes per game. All that floor time led to per-game averages of 14.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 three-pointer per contest. His 2,901 total minutes ranked 12th in The Association. On Nov. 5, the point guard scored a career-high 29 points and added eight assists in a home loss to the Cavaliers. On Feb. 2, the UCLA product recorded his first career triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds during a home win over the New Jersey Nets. The versatile point guard had 15 games with six rebounds or more. On Mar. 27, Holiday generated 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists during a home loss to the Kings. The Sixers ended the season with a record of 41-41 and lost to the Heat in the first round of the playoffs. In his first career playoff action, Holiday started all five post-season games for Philadelphia and averaged 14.2 points, 5.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals per playoff game.2009
Holiday was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 17th overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut on Oct. 30 with two points and one rebound over seven minutes during a home win over the Bucks. The rookie appeared in seven of Philly's first 13 games, logging 7.3 minutes per contest. On Nov. 25, Holiday earned his first NBA start and generated 10 points, six assists and three rebounds over 34 minutes during a close loss at Boston. Holiday started 10 of the Sixers' 14 games from Nov. 25 to Dec. 22. He returned to a bench role from Dec. 26 to Jan. 20. Then, on Jan. 22, coach Eddie Jordan decided to permanently replace Lou Williams in the starting lineup with the rookie Holiday. Holiday started Philly's last 41 games and averaged 10.1 points, 4.7 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game during the second half of the season. Holiday wound up starting 51 of the 73 games in which he appeared and seemed poised for a larger role in 2010-11.
June 25, 2009Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft and signed a rookie deal shortly thereafter.
July 12, 2013Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers with Pierre Jackson to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and a 2014 1st round draft pick.
July 6, 2017Signed a five-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans