One of the reasons JJ Redick signed with the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason in free agency is because of Jrue Holiday.

Redick wanted to play with Holiday despite not having a pre-existing relationship with the Pelicans point guard, via Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors:

Appearing on ESPN’s Lowe Post podcast with Zach Lowe this week, new Pelicans sharpshooter J.J. Redick cited a desire to play with Jrue Holiday as one reason why he signed with New Orleans, despite the fact that he didn’t have a pre-existing relationship with Holiday and hadn’t played with him in the past. Redick also said that he hopes to play a lot for the Pelicans this season, but doesn’t care whether he starts or comes off the bench.

Jrue Holiday is one of the best two-way players in the NBA. He's now the top player on the Pelicans in the post-Anthony Davis era.

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Last season, Holiday averaged 21.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 7.7 assists while shooting 47.2 percent from the field, 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free-throw line. He missed the final 15 games of the season due to a core muscle injury which required surgery, but Holiday is 100 percent now.

JJ Redick signed a two-year, $26.5 million contract with New Orleans this summer. He's going to stretch the floor very well for the Pelicans and figures to get wide-open looks from beyond the arc playing alongside Holiday and rookie Zion Williamson.

Last season with the Phiadelphia 76ers, Redick put up 18.1 points per game. He shot 44.0 percent overall and 39.7 percent from the 3-point line.