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BayouBengal0505
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Jrue Holiday on being traded

Five minutes...

A couple years ago the Philadelphia 76ers looked like an up-and-coming team — Doug Collins had them playing good defense, they had Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner to go with Andre Iguodala. There was some reason for hope… then the gamble on Andrew Bynum went bad. Very bad.

Now the Sixers are rebuilding and Holiday was shipped out to New Orleans.

The first time a player is traded it’s kind of an emotional hit — you know the NBA is a business but then it really hits home.

Holiday told Sekou Smith of NBA.com’s Hangtime Blog that happened to him — but it took him all of five minutes to get over it.

“It was like five minutes, to be honest,” Holiday said. “After I got the call and they said I got traded, I immediately thought about [Sixers guard] Evan Turner. We’d been through everything together in Philly, really grown up together in the league in Philly along with Thad Young, Spencer Hawes and those guys, But then I thought about it and it was like, ‘oh snap, Eric Gordon‘s on your team. Anthony Davis is on your team. Ryan Anderson, Austin Rivers and at the time [Robin] Lopez. This could be crazy.’ They sent me to a good team. This could be a blessing in disguise.”

Lopez is gone and Tyreke Evans is in, but the idea remains the same — the Pelicans are now a team on the rise. New Orleans will be better than last season and they could be a playoff team if they come together. They have an All-Star point guard in Holiday and a guy who was one of the stars of the Team USA mini-camp in Anthony Davis (who is going to take a leap forward this season, and he was better than people realized last season).

This is a good landing spot. He could well be with another fast rising team, one that will be tested in a deep West, but Holiday is right this may well be a blessing. And in not much of a disguise.



Yeah Simmons... we defiantly made a mistake trading for this stud. Jennings was a beast at USA mini-camp.. Oh wait.



Chad504boy
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eah Simmons... we defiantly made a mistake trading for this stud. Jennings was a beast at USA mini-camp.. Oh wait.


u defiantly mad huh


Puddinhead
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"But then I thought about it and it was like, ‘oh snap, Eric Gordon‘s on your team. Anthony Davis is on your team. Ryan Anderson, Austin Rivers and at the time [Robin] Lopez. This could be crazy.’ They sent me to a good team. This could be a blessing in disguise.”


I like Jrue. A lot.


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corndeaux
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Nice link. Thanks for sharing

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Yeah Simmons... we defiantly made a mistake trading for this stud. Jennings was a beast at USA mini-camp.. Oh wait.


I like what they did and wouldn't change the summer for the Pelicans. But Simmons and Bmark can make a good case if they want to argue Jennings (on something like $8 or $9M/year), Noel, 2014 pick is better long term than Holiday, Evans.

I happen to disagree, but I can see the logic in that thinking.


Mickey Goldmill
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I like what they did and wouldn't change the summer for the Pelicans. But Simmons and Bmark can make a good case if they want to argue Jennings (on something like $8 or $9M/year), Noel, 2014 pick is better long term than Holiday, Evans.



It's also WAY more risky an option as well. Nobody has any clue what Noel or that random 2014 pick will end up as. Jennings is also extremely overrated.


Chair
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u defiantly mad huh


Jimmies be rustled


OceanMan
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Jimmies be rustled


Thems fighting words


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Epic Cajun
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risky


This, Holiday is better than Jennings (I don't know anyone would would argue this), and Tyreke is safer than the unknowns that are Noel and the 2014 pick. We know Tyreke is good, we have no idea what Noel and the 2014 are.


BayouBengal0505
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I just did not like the idea of saying the Pelicans made the wrong move IF the other situation works out. I guess I should quit my job because I bought a lottery ticket haha im jk. Jrue is a proven PG and a complete upgrade over Vasquez offensively and defensibly.


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