New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday wants to play on a postseason team and doesn’t want to be part of a rebuilding squad, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.
Holiday is waiting to see what the Pelicans are going to get for superstar big man Anthony Davis in the summer before he decides his long-term future in New Orleans.
If the Pelicans eventually trade Davis for a package heavy on rebuilding assets, keep an eye on Holiday. He wants to be in a place where he can compete in the postseason and is waiting to see the Davis return, sources say.
Jrue Holiday will make $26,131,111 next season. The All-Star guard can’t enter the open market until the summer of 2021 if he declines his 2021-22 player option.
It sounds like if the Pelicans trade Davis for a bunch of draft picks, Holiday might look to leave New Orleans as well. However, if the Pelicans trade AD to the Boston Celtics and get Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and some picks, Holiday might stay in The Big Easy because Tatum and Brown are very talented players and already have playoff experience.
Holiday, 28, is averaging 20.9 points per game this season while shooting 47.2 percent from the field.