New Orleans Pelicans excited to play on Christmas Day

For the first time since becoming the New Orleans Pelicans, rising star Anthony Davis and his team will play on Christmas Day. The Pelicans will take on the Heat in Miami, and the honor of playing on Christmas Day is not lost on Peilicans players.''This is my first time and I think it's pretty cool,'' said point guard Jrue Holiday after Wednesday night's 115-89 victory against the...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

For Davis and many more, their NBA Christmas debut awaits

MIAMI (AP) Jrue Holiday grew up watching Christmas Day games, with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers almost being an annual fixture in the NBA's holiday lineup. He's never gotten to play on the holiday. That is, until now. He's not alone. Several players will make their debut under the Christmas lights, including New Orleans star Anthony Davis - the reason why the Pelicans are...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Boards-N-Blocks: A Holiday Special For Noel

"Nerlens Noel," Colangelo did sing Was too rail-thin, poor Sixers Let’s deal as they play Let’s deal, as they play earning their keep On a cold winter's night their hole was so deep Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Tough is the sting of another "L" Can’t tell you how tough it is to be a Sixers fan this time of year. Getting team gear for this 1-28 squad as a gift would be like...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday reportedly 'rarely' practices with Pelicans

The Pelicans are off to a disastrous start to the season, and injury issues are the primary reason why.Jrue Holiday has been healthy, but remains on a minutes restriction after undergoing surgery for a lower leg injury over the summer. He hasn't been cleared to play in back-to-back games, so he was out for Wednesday's loss to OKC -- all of which makes this report from SI's Chris...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday and Omer Asik to Return to Pelicans Lineup Tuesday vs. Mavericks

The Pelicans lineup will be bolstered by the return of Jrue Holiday and Omer Asik, who have been limited to four games and one game this season, respectively. Holiday and Asik were crucial to the Pelicans playoff run last season, and their absence has been a major reason that the Pelicans have struggled out of the gate this season, going winless in 6 games. Expect both to play less...
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November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Holy Grail Of Basketball Players

Two weeks into the season, the New Orleans Pelicans are starting to feel like this year's version of the Oklahoma City Thunder. With Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik, Norris Cole and Quincy Pondexter all out of the line-up and Jrue Holiday not playing in back-to-back games, the Pelicans rolled out a skeleton unit in their loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. They had nine players in...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Most disappointing NBA teams in first week of season

Look, James Harden. I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed. The MVP-caliber shooting guard leads the Houston Rockets, but he guided them down a losing path during the first week of the season, while a few other NBA teams underwhelmed, too. Though a slow start doesn’t doom a given franchise, some playoff contenders like the Rockets must dig themselves out of a small hole. Each...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the New Orleans Pelicans: 2014-15 Record: 55-27 Notable Acquisitions: Alvin Gentry (Coach) Notable Departures: None Temperature Check: After a second half surge helped propel to the first playoff appearance of Anthony Davis' career, the Pelicans largely stood pat this offseason. That doesn't mean, however...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the future be now for the New Orleans Pelicans?

The vultures are already circling Anthony Davis in New Orleans. Even signing a five-year $145 million extension with the Pelicans hasn't really cooled speculation about his future. Will Davis be the next Kevin Love? Chris Paul? Kevin Garnett? The fundamental problem is obvious - there's no second star to put next to Davis and create the type of title contender that would presumably...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

USWNT: Victory Tour Finale & Goodbyes Set

The United States Women’s National Team have finally set a date for their Victory Tour finale. The World Cup champions will face the Chinese Women’s National Team in New Orleans on December 16. Another matter of business set up was the final games of soon-t0-be retired players Shannon Boxx, Lori Chalupny, and Lauren Holiday. Shannon Boxx is the first to finish. Boxx’s final...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gentry: Jrue Holiday 'can be right in that category' with Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry won the league's MVP award last season, and Alvin Gentry, then an assistant coach in Golden State, had a front row seat to witness Curry's brilliance.Now the head coach in New Orleans, Gentry has been impressed with Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday during training camp's early days, and believes he has the chance to one day reach Curry's extremely high level of performance...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Holiday's goodbye will be the NWSL championship

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The National Women's Soccer League championship game symbolizes both an end and a beginning for Lauren Holiday. The 28-year-old midfielder for FC Kansas City is retiring from soccer following the title game Thursday night against the Seattle Reign. Holiday announced plans to step away from the game in July, shortly after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup with...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday on a minutes restriction to start the preseason

For the Pelicans to reach their full potential and take a leap in the standings this season, they'll need Jrue Holiday to be as healthy as possible.The starting point guard in New orleans has missed 90 games due to injury over the past two seasons, and because of that, he'll be on a minutes restriction to start the preseason, and won't be forced to play in back-to-backs.(h/t: NBA.com/pelicans)
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans won't ask Jrue Holiday to play heavy minutes

Jrue Holiday has been the starting point guard for the Pelicans when healthy, but that hasn't been the case for the majority of the past two seasons.Holiday has missed 90 games in total over that span, but should be ready to go once training camp opens next week. Still, the team is understandably taking the cautious approach.Holiday averaged 32.6 minutes per contest in 40 appearances...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Justin Holiday ready for a bigger role?

Atlanta Hawks wing Justin Holiday is far from a household name. The 26-year-old served a key role in spot minutes off the bench for 2014-15 champion Golden State Warriors, but that's about as far as his NBA limelight goes (other than being the brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday).Yet the Hawks see bigger things for Holiday. They believe he has the potential to...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday agrees with Pelicans on taking cautious approach

Jrue Holiday has missed 90 games over the last two seasons due to injury, so it's not surprising that the Pelicans are taking a cautious approach in working him back into the lineup.Thankfully for all involved, it appears as though Holiday himself is on board with the team's plans.John Reid of NOLA.com:Holiday averaged 14.8 points and 6.9 assists in 40 regular season appearances...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The 10 Most One-sided NBA Trades of the Last 10 Years: An Introduction

Not every trade has one winner and one loser, but boy oh boy some of them sure do. Throughout the month we'll count down the ten most one-sided NBA trades of the last ten years. The rankings are totally subjective, but this much is for sure: with each of these deals, one team really screwed themselves over, while the other gave themselves a boost towards glory. Of course the first...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday should be ready for training camp, but with restrictions

Jrue Holiday is the Pelicans' starting point guard when healthy, but he's been injured more often than not in his two seasons in New Orleans.Holiday has missed 90 games in total due to injury over the past two years, and underwent surgery in May to remove a screw from his lower right leg.The good news is that Holiday is expected to be cleared for training camp, but given his history...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing the New Orleans Pelicans backcourt

Last week I took a look at the Pelicans’ big men and how they fit in New Orleans. I’ll now shift my focus to the backcourt and attempt to make sense of the guards that will be tasked with feeding their budding superstar, Anthony Davis. Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans will presumably round out the starting lineup alongside Davis and center Omer Asik. As the small...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Holiday and Shannon Boxx to retire from USWNT after victory tour

PORTLAND Ore. - U.S. soccer formally announced that midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday will retire from the U.S. national team following a victory tour to celebrate the Women's World Cup title. Both players had previously voiced their intention to step down from the team. U.S. Soccer said Monday that Boxx, 38, will also retire immediately from the NWSL's Chicago Red Stars...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks agree to deal with wing Justin Holiday

For the second straight season, the Atlanta Hawks have looked to the Golden State Warriors bench for help. The Hawks reportedly agreed to a deal with Warriors reserve guard Justin Holiday on Wednesday, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal can not be finalized until the league lifts its free-agent moratorium on Thursday. The specifics of the deal have not been released, as the team...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Holiday retires from USWNT after Women's World Cup heroics

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- United States women's national team veteran Lauren Holiday is celebrating her Women's World Cup triumph in the best possible way: She's going out on top. Holiday, 27, will retire from the U.S. women's national team after 10 years on the job. The former UCLA Bruin and reigning U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year confirmed to Sports Illustrated's Grant...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday supports wife Lauren with unique USWNT jersey: 'Mr. Holiday' (PHOTO)

He and his team have had a spectacular offseason so far. But the hiring of head coach Alvin Gentry and the max contract extension for Anthony Davis likely took a little bit of a backseat for New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday in the past few weeks. Lauren Holiday is a member of the United States Women's National Team that just won the Women's World Cup in a 5-2 final over Japan...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Sixers forced to pay $3 mill for not disclosing Holiday injury?

By Vincent Frank When the Philadelphia 76ers traded Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans on draft day two years ago, a lot of people were caught by surprise. In addition to giving the sixth pick in that year’s draft and Nerlens Noel, the Pelicans yielded a first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Two years later, it appears the Pelicans are receiving another piece in the trade...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers paid Pelicans $3 million for failing to disclose Holiday's injury history

Two years ago, the Philadelphia 76ers dealt All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for two first-round draft picks that eventually became Nerlens Noel and Dario Saric. Noel sat out his rookie season with a torn ACL and Saric will stay in Europe for at least one more year. But the Pelicans didn't get that great of a haul, either. Holiday has missed 90 games...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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