Pelicans shooting guard Jrue Holiday was excited to remain in New Orleans through the trade deadline this season, as he explained to The Athletic's William Guillory. The 29-year-old Holiday, considered one of the best defensive guards in the league, is on the third year of a fairly reasonable five-year, $126M contract. Holiday held appeal for several contending teams looking to shore up their back court ahead of a playoff push, including the Heat and Nuggets.
Holiday told Guillory of his season with the new-look Pelicans:
“I feel like what we’re doing here is something promising. Obviously with the new management and the new guys coming in, we’re fairly young, but we’re all very, very hungry. What we have here, we can build together.”
There’s more out of the Southwest Division:
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