Originally posted on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 7/9/13
New Orleans Pelicans: Jrue Holliday Trade Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… New Orleans Trades: Nerlens Noel (6th pick of the draft) and 2014 first round pick (Top 5 Protected) New Orleans Receives: Jrue Holiday and Pierre Jackson (42nd pick of the draft) Analysis: What a trade for the Pelicans. They have added a 23 year old, All Star point guard, just entering his prime and on a bargain of a contract, which starts this year and is only for 44 million dollars and just 11 per year and all it took was trading a skinny center, with a bad knee and no offensive game and a protected pick next year. First let us examine the 2014 pick that too many people are making a big deal about. Yes, the 2014 draft class is loaded, but it is top 5 protected and with the Pelicans also adding Tyreke Evans, to go along with Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson and now Jrue Holiday, that pick will be no lower than 8th. So the pick is not really something that the Pelicans should fe...
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