Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday makes lobs more difficult to show off Anthony Davis’ athleticism
New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis is a human highlight reel. As it turns out, teammate Jrue Holiday is on a mission to further showcase the unbelievable talent and athleticism of Davis in his own unique way.
According to the Pelicans guard, whenever the opportunity arises, he makes it a point to make his lob passes towards Davis as difficult as he possibly can.
“Usually when I throw stuff to him or throw lobs, I try to make it as outrageous as possible to show off his athletic ability,” Jrue Holiday said, via Tim Bontemps of ESPN. “He catches everything. I really just try to make a highlight.”
We can’t argue with Holiday here. Davis is indeed a beast, which leads us to believe that Holiday is by no means exaggerating his claim. In fact, the 28-year-old appeared to have a sense of monotony when describing his astonishment towards his pal like so:
“Everything he does, man, it is amazing. But at this point, it’s nothing new.”
For his part, Holiday has firmly established himself as the team’s No. 2 option behind Davis. The All-Star has continued to up his level of play over the past few seasons with New Orleans, and has continued to do the same this year.
In 28 appearances for the Pelicans so far, the former UCLA standout is averaging 21.0 points (on 48.2 percent shooting), 1.5 3-pointers, 4.4 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 36.6 minutes per contest. Amazingly, save for the blocks and the field goal percentage, these are all career-best numbers of Jrue Holiday, who looks to be on his way to having his best season as a Pelican.