New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. According to sources, around 10 teams are inquiring about his services and one team hot after him is the Denver Nuggets, eager to capitalize on their appearance in the West Finals.
Holiday, an All-Defense performer capable of playing both guard spots, averaged 19.1 points and 6.7 assists for the Pelicans this past season and seemingly could fit in with the Nuggets’ youth and recent experience. He’s under contract for next season with a player option for 2021-22 at $27 million, and many teams believe the Pelicans will be looking to shed some salary going into next season.
Source: Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports
ANALYSIS: After losing in the Western Conference Finals, Denver feels like they are just a couple of pieces away from making the next leap and contending for a title. The Nuggets could look to bolster their backcourt this offseason and Jrue Holiday is someone Denver has shown interest in before.
Holiday would be a great addition for Denver, as he is a great ball handler and would alleviate some of the pressure off Jamal Murray down the stretch. Gary Harris and Will Barton are two candidates to be packaged with picks in a potential trade for Holiday.
The Nuggets are just one of many teams interested in the 11-year veteran, Jrue Holiday, who is coming off averages of 19.1 points and 6.7 assists per game.