The New Orleans Pelicans are getting younger. They traded Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers and got back Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart. For players like Jrue Holiday and J.J. Redick, this does not work in their favor in New Orleans.
Talks of moving Holiday began prior to the 2020 calendar year. The Pelicans had a poor season and that forced management to begin thinking about moving some players. Holiday was at the top of the list because his value is still high and the return could be helpful.
New Orleans does not seem to be close to competing in the West, so they will have to continue to rebuild.
The Pelicans have a bit of leverage in the Holiday situation. He is under contract for the upcoming season and has a $27 million player option for 2021-2022. Holiday is still an elite two-way talent who could help a team looking to compete come postseason time.
There will be many suitors for Jrue Holiday. He is a star player and will step into a starting role wherever he goes.
Here are three teams who will take a look at the point guard.