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With Jrue Holiday's recent health woes, is Tyreke Evans the Pelicans' point guard answer?

There's a fairly vocal contingent of the basketball watching online community that derides New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans. While there's no arguing with Evans' knack for getting to the rim, and his handles are above reproach, the knock has always been that his scoring talent precludes him from getting others involved.Anyone staunchly adhering to that opinion after 2014-15...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Jrue Holiday has screw removed from right leg

  Jrue Holiday has had surgery to remove a screw from his lower right leg, which has hampered the New Orleans Pelicans guard for much of the past two seasons. The Pelicans say a procedure performed Wednesday was deemed successful after a screw was removed from a rod previously placed along Holiday's shin to help him heal from a stress fracture that first sidelined him two seasons...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday, Quincy Pondexter Undergo Surgeries

Jrue Holiday underwent successful surgery to remove a screw from a previously placed rod in his lower right leg, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Wednesday. Quincy Pondexter also underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday. A timetable for both players' return to basketball activities will be determined at a later date.
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Holiday has screw removed from right leg

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Jrue Holiday has had surgery to remove a screw from his lower right leg, which has hampered the New Orleans Pelicans guard for much of the past two seasons. The Pelicans say a procedure performed Wednesday was deemed successful after a screw was removed from a rod previously placed along Holiday's shin to help him heal from a stress fracture that first sidelined...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Evans be starting point guard over Holiday next year?

The Pelicans have long had a log jam in their backcourt, with Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday all needing the ball in their hands to be successful.But after Holiday went down with an injury this season, Evans stepped into the point guard role and flourished. With Holiday expected to return next year, should he get the job back, or have to play even more off the ball than...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Pelicans Should Be Proud

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The expectations for the New Orleans Pelicans coming into the 2014-15 season were relatively average. With a talented young core of Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans, many thought the Pels might be able to remain in contention for a bottom seed out West, yet...
Via HoopStuff
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams is concerned about Jrue Holiday's health

Now that the Pelicans' playoff run is officially over, the team is officially embroiled in several intriguing story lines as they gear up for the draft, free agency and a critical offseason.One of them surrounds the health of point guard Jrue Holiday, who was a shell of his former self in the first round, thanks to a second serious leg injury in as many seasons. Here's what Pelicans...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday considering surgery on lower right leg

Thanks to a serious leg injury that limited him to just 40 games during the regular season, Jrue Holiday wasn't as effective in the first round as New Orleans originally envisioned he'd be after trading a lottery pick for his service two years ago. In order to prevent another injury from hampering him in the future, the Pelicans point guard says he plans on having a screw removed...
Via Fox Sports
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: Pelicans planning five-year max contract

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe New Orleans Pelicans are fresh off of a disappointing four-game loss against the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. It wasn’t a good showing, but even reaching the postseason was a huge step in the right direction for the Pelicans. Anthony Davis was a huge part of getting them there, and he is about to get a major...
Via Sports-Glory
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Holiday returns for Pelican vs. Warriors

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday has returned to the lineup for Game 3 of New Orleans' first-round playoff series against Golden State on Thursday night. Holiday played in the series opener last Saturday, but sat out Game 2 on Monday night as the club seeks to avoid over-working him as he continues to come back from a lower right leg injury that had sidelined him...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Take a look inside Jrue Holiday's 'shoe library'

When he isn't on the sideline, struggling through another frustrating injury, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is one of the league's most dynamic playmakers. He can also stay in front of just about any ball-handler in the world.That's neat. But what makes Holiday even cooler is his massive shoe collection. He recently opened up about it to Sports Illustrated's Tim Newcomb.“Before,...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans are playing well, but their inexperience could cost them

What’s surprising, and a bit disheartening, is that the New Orleans Pelicans could play very well throughout their entire playoff series against the Golden State Warriors and still get swept in four games. That’s the reality the Pelicans face after Monday night’s defeat, which saw them go down 2-0 in the playoff series. New Orleans carried over a strong fourth quarter in Game...
Via The Lottery Mafia
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tracy Wolfson reports Tyreke Evans is out as he walks onto the floor

Tracy Wolfson is one of the best sideline reporters in the industry, but we all have one of those moments.  Before Game 2 of the Pelicans-Warriors series tipped off, Wolfson filed a report about injuries to New Orleans guards Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday.  The sideline reporter said that both would miss the game due to injury. However, just as Wolfson said Evans would be out,...
Via Awful Announcing
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday questionable for Pelicans in Game 2

   New Orleans Pelicans point guards Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday are questionable to play in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night because of injuries. Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Monday's morning shootaround in San Francisco that Evans is still recovering from a deep bone bruise in his left knee and Holiday...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Evans, Holiday questionable to play in Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) New Orleans Pelicans point guards Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday are questionable to play in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night because of injuries. Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Monday's morning shootaround in San Francisco that Evans is still recovering from a deep bone bruise in his left knee...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Three keys to victory in Game 2

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsThe New Orleans Pelicans came up just short on an impressive comeback in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, and ended up falling by a final score of 106-99. They got off to a slow start, and that ended up killing them in the end. Despite the loss, they still proved that they can contend with the Warriors even...
Via Sports-Glory
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is expected to play against Spurs

  New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says guard Jrue Holiday ''should be ready to play'' in Wednesday night's high-stakes regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs. The Pelicans would clinch their first playoff berth since 2011 with a victory. A loss would likely end New Orleans' season unless Oklahoma City is upset by league-worst Minnesota that same night. Williams...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Holiday expected to play vs. Spurs

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says guard Jrue Holiday ''should be ready to play'' in Wednesday night's high-stakes regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs. The Pelicans would clinch their first playoff berth since 2011 with a victory. A loss would likely end New Orleans' season unless Oklahoma City is upset by league-worst Minnesota that...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans Playoff Picture, Jrue Holiday’s Return and a Potential Cinderella Story in the Making?

Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans grabs a rebound against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 9, 2015 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images) Jrue Holiday returned from a 41-game absence as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Phoenix Suns 90-75 Friday night to maintain their tenuous grasp on the Western Conference’s...
Via The Sports Journal
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Jrue Holiday expected to play against Suns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is expected to play Friday night against the Phoenix Suns, his first game since injuring his right leg Jan. 12. ''He means so much to our team, not just to the defense, but his offense ability, also,'' Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. ''It's going to take him some time and he doesn't have a lot of time, but to get him back...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look Back at the New Orleans Pelicans 2013 Draft Day Trade for Jrue Holiday

A fun thing is happening in the Rookie of the Year race. Long presumed to be the sole property of Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, the award now has two new candidates: Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel and Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton. Neither the 76ers or the Magic are particularly worth watching at the moment, but Noel has developed into a destructive...
Via Sportsnaut
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans Persevering Through Second Straight Injury-Plagued Season

New Orleans is 31-27 and flying high on a four-game winning streak. For the last two seasons, the case can certainly be made that the Pelicans have been the unluckiest team in the league with regards to staying healthy. After four years of good fortune in a 76ers uniform, Jrue Holiday has played in only 71 of the 140 games since arriving in New Orleans. Ryan Anderson has only been...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans G Holiday aggravates injury, will miss at least 3 more weeks

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Pelicans say point guard Jrue Holiday has re-aggravated his lower right leg injury and is not scheduled to be re-evaluated for an additional three weeks. Coach Monty Williams, who spoke after Wednesday practice, also says he hopes Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson will return from their injuries for New Orleans' next game on Friday night in Orlando...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Holiday expected to miss at least 3 more weeks

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say point guard Jrue Holiday has re-aggravated his lower right leg injury and is not scheduled to be re-evaluated for an additional three weeks. Coach Monty Williams, who spoke after Wednesday practice, also says he hopes Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson will return from their injuries for New Orleans' next game on Friday night in Orlando...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA’s best shooting guards

6. Tyreke EvansEvans has been doing point guard duty for his New Orleans Pelicans lately, but only because of an injury absence from Jrue Holiday...
Via Athlon Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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