There may be several reasons behind Jrue Holiday's hot streak in recent weeks, but his explanation is quite simple. "I'm on the court," Holiday said after the New Orleans Pelicans' 123-114 win over Denver on Wednesday night. "I feel good, I feel healthy." Holiday had 27 points and seven assists in the victory and he's arguably playing some of his best basketball since joining the Pelicans in 2013. The Pelicans point guard has provided the team with the consistent perimeter scoring that it's been desperately seeking, and he's earned some high praise from his teammates because of his recent play. "I think Jrue is one of the best. He's easily one of the top-3 1-on-1 players in our game today," Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo said Wednesday. "He displayed it again tonight. He was able to get the ball on the wing and in up-top isos and nobody can stay in front of him." Rondo's addition to the lineup has made a big difference on Holiday's game, and it has allowed him to focus on scoring while Rondo handles most of the point guard duties. In the 11 games Rondo has been in the starting lineup, Holiday is averaging 20 points and 4.4 assists while shooting 48.3 percent. "Obviously with Rondo, he takes (care) of a lot of the (pace) and swinging the ball and being able to do that from the point guard standpoint. It just leaves me to score."
Jrue Holiday flourishing in new role alongside Rajon Rondo
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Dec 8