Jrue Holiday Drawing Trade Interest, Committed To Pelicans

If he’s available at this year’s deadline, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday would be the most intriguing trade candidate on the market. However, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic that Holiday has made it clear he’s happy in New Orleans and is committed to the franchise.

According to Charania, Holiday’s preference is to take the rest of the season to see how the Pelicans perform with a healthy roster. Given that he has no desire to be traded and head of basketball operations David Griffin has suggested the Pels don’t plan to move key players, it seems likely that Holiday will stay put next week.

Still, that doesn’t mean the front office won’t receive inquiries on the standout guard. Charania reports that the Nuggets and Heat are among the clubs with interest in Holiday, and others are expected to emerge. Multiple teams tell Charania that the Pelicans are open to listening to any and all trade calls, but their asking price for Holiday is very high.

While New Orleans has fallen shy of preseason expectations so far, with a 19-29 record that places them 12th in the Western Conference, the team has rebounded to some extent following a disastrous start. The Pelicans have won 12 of their last 18 games and aren’t totally out of the hunt for a playoff spot. The eighth-seeded Grizzlies hold a five-game lead on New Orleans.

With much-hyped rookie Zion Williamson back in the lineup and the rest of the roster relatively healthy, the Pels should have a good opportunity to evaluate the current group for the rest of the second half before potentially making major roster decisions in the offseason.

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14 thoughts on “Jrue Holiday Drawing Trade Interest, Committed To Pelicans

  1. D-Rock718

    David Griffin is a VERY smart man. My favorite show on SXM NBA Radio was Deals and Dunks where he and Joel Meyers talked about the thinking behind the scenes of NBA teams.

    I was a bit worried that he’d flop during his first season, but things have come along nicely for them. I’ll be very interested to see what decisions are made over the next six months

    • pelicans look real good right now. a ton of draft picks and a lot of young talent.

      i wanted the mavs to go after Jure last year and this summer

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Pelicans not doing anything in playoffs. Cause they’re not making playoffs. They should be listening to all offers for Jrue. Ball is legit. They have good young talent. Best for franchise to move forward. Fill team needs and get picks. Holiday has value. With a trade, their own lottery pick. They will be loaded with young talent next yr. And will be a playoff team, for sure.

    • JD Candello

      For sure??? Lakes Clips Jazz Mavs Hou Nugs and GSW are 7 “more for sures” so that leaves 1 spot-If Okc can resign Danillo they are also tough as nails

      I really like the way they are set up but the West is gonna be beast next year once GSW gets back to a top 5 team in all the NBA

    • JD Candello

      For sure??? Lakes Clips Jazz Mavs Hou Nugs and GSW are 7 “more for sures” so that leaves 1 spot-If Okc can resign Danillo they are also tough as nails

      I really like the way they are set up but the West is gonna be beast next year once GSW gets back to a top 5 team in all the NBA

  3. phillyballers

    If you’re the Knicks, this might be a trade of interest, gives them an actual PG. They have picks to do it, and they could use their lottery pick to swing a trade for Beal. They have the contracts, young players they clearly dont want to develop (DSJ, Knox, Frank) and picks to do that trade.

  4. x%sure

    Griffin can have the money to re-sign RFA Ingram, but he should have locked him up already. The blood-clot thing was easily fixed, and his thinness is complemented by ZW & others.
    It may take a max instead of a rookie-scale.

    • brandoningramno1fan

      After his first All*Star berth and his season so far, a max is almost a certainty or at least 15/
      -16m/yo like the contract Gary Harris got.

  5. Skip, Tampa

    Imgram looked at this summers free agent market and said Max is Me.
    Will take a Cruise Ship to pry Holiday away now.
    More likely to move in June or July based season outcome.
    Griffin will give him choice of where he wants to go. Out of respect for all he’s done for the Pelicans.

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