Holiday expected to re-sign with Pelicans

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and guard Jrue Holiday

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and guard Jrue Holiday

The Celtics traded the #1 pick, Chris Paul got traded to the Houston Rockets, Paul George got traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder which I think surprised a lot of people and Steph Curry reached a deal with the Warriors that made him the first player with a deal over 200 million dollars just to name a few. Twelve of the 15 games he missed were to tend to his wife, but when he returned to the court, the Pelicans were a noticeably different team.

So, Holiday will return to New Orleans.

The decision to stay with the Pelicans came amid reports that Holiday was looking to meet with other teams, including the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks.

New Orleans still has all its cap exceptions to use, but it's unclear how much money ownership will spend.

Holiday is also known as being one of the more versatile defenders in the National Basketball Association and played a big role in New Orleans finishing in the top-10 in defensive efficiency this season.

Jrue Holiday had all the leverage in negotiations with the Pelicans.

They went 32-35 while he played. He averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals over the final 38 games of the year.

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Holiday's max over five years is $143,684,850.

For his National Basketball Association career, he has appeared in 504 regular-season games while notably starting 431 of those contests.

Holiday played in 67 games last season and averaged 15.4 points and 7.3 assists while shooting 45.4 percent from the field.

But as you know, the Pelicans roster at the beginning of the season looked nothing like the one at the end. If he had walked out the door for nothing, the Cousins trade talk would have ramped up, Davis trade talk wouldn't have been far behind, and both GM Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry would have faced renewed questions about their futures.

Holiday is good and just 27.

Will there be another big move for the New Orleans Pelicans this off-season?

Re-signing Holiday doesn't solve everything though.

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