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Rumor: Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday, E’Twaun Moore could be shut down for the season

Jrue Holiday, E'Twaun Moore, Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans will be missing the playoffs this season. They are currently 12th in the Western Conference with a 30-40 record, and with 12 games left, the team is contemplating on whether or not to shut down some of its key players.

According to Pelicans beat writer Will Guillory, head coach Alvin Gentry may be thinking about shutting down guard Jrue Holiday and guard E’Twaun Moore for the remainder of the season:

Based on what Alvin Gentry just told us, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore eventually shut down for the rest of the season. He said the team will be “overly cautious” with them as they recover from injuries.

Holiday was diagnosed with an abdominal strain last week and is set for re-evaluation within the next few days. Meanwhile, Moore is also dealing with a quad injury and is listed as day-to-day.

Although both players could still return to action, the Pelicans are no longer fighting for anything this season, so shutting down Holiday and Moore is probably the best thing to do in order to avoid aggravating their respective injuries.

Meanwhile, there is no word on whether the Pelicans will be shutting down All-Star big man Anthony Davis or not. He has been limited to 25 minutes per game since the trade deadline.