- Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans
- 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.