Signed for $ 126 million over five years last summer, Jrue Holiday justifies its contract with a series of very good performances. Especially since eight matches.
Jrue Holiday is no longer an All-Star (a 2013 selection) but he has never played basketball so well. The leader of the New Orleans Pelicans was still sparkling tonight. He scored 30 points in his team’s win over the Dallas Mavericks. The eighth in a row for the Louisiana franchise, now installed in fourth place in the Western Conference. The 27-year-old is for many in this beautiful series in progress. More than a luxury lieutenant for Anthony Davis, he is the co-leader of this alluring Pelicans formation.
“For me, Jrue Holiday is one of the best, if not the best, ‘ 2-way player’ in this league, he can stand on posts one to four, and people are just starting to realize what he’s doing. because we win but he played like that throughout his career, “commented teammate Rajon Rondo, decidedly admiring. “I hope we go in playoffs so that his talents are really put forward.”
Jrue Holiday spins at 26 points and more than 7 assists, 55% in shots and 40% in three-pointers in eight games won by Pelicans.