•  Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Unrestricted
  • Age: 26 (06/12/1990)
  • Career averages: 32.1 minutes, 14.1 points, 6.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 steals
  • Career slash line: .440/.369/.798

Jrue Holiday missed the first 12 games of the season to take care of his sick wife. The Pelicans were 2-10 without him, and it looked like their season might be over early.

But since their starting point guard’s return they’ve gone 5-3 and look like an entirely different team.

Per Basketball-Reference, the Pels are a +12.2 points per 100 possessions with Holiday on the court and a -5.5 points per 100 possessions without him.

Holiday isn’t on the level of Lowry and Paul, but he’s an excellent shooter and puts just as much pressure on a defense as D-Rose when driving to the basket.

Like Rose, though health is an issue. Holiday’s missed 97 games in the past three seasons to Rose’s 119.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.