With the continuing Anthony Davis saga dwarfing pretty much everything else associated with the New Orleans Pelicans, the team reportedly has no intention of dealing its second-best player, Jrue Holiday.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the Pelicans, who could look much different should they grant Davis’ desire to be traded by the NBA’s Feb. 7 deadline, won’t blow it up and deal Holiday, too, saying they have “no interest” in trading him.
Amid the Anthony Davis talks, teams calling on New Orleans' next best player — guard Jrue Holiday — tell ESPN that the Pels are indicating no interest in moving him. Beyond this season, Holiday has three years, $77M left on deal through 2022.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 2, 2019
Holiday, 28, is averaging career-highs in points (21.0) and rebounds (6.4), while equalling a career-best in assists (8.0) and steals (1.6).
The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder Holiday, the 17th overall pick of the 2009 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, is shooting 47.7 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from deep and 75.7 percent from the free-throw line in 36.7 minutes in 53 games this season.