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Jrue Holiday's defense giving Pelicans an edge

Jrue Holiday isn’t the typical front man for an up-tempo system. The New Orleans Pelicans point guard admittedly isn’t the energizing distributor coach Alvin Gentry has built his high-octane offenses ... read more

Why Anthony Davis isn't worried about the New Orleans Pelicans defense

After giving up 276 points in their final two preseason contests, Davis said there was a different feel in practice when the Pelicans took the court ... "We have AD first-team All-Defense and Jrue Hol... read more

Scouting Report: Rockets vs. Pelicans

Pelicans update: They went 0-5 in the preseason, giving up an average of 137 points in the final two games. … Center Anthony Davis and guard Jrue Holiday were first-team all-defense selections last se... read more

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NBA Metrics: Ranking Every NBA Team's Starting Five Before Tipoff

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is the slasher supreme who thrives on defense ... Pelicans toppled their foes by an even 18 points per 100 possessions in the 204 minutes played by Rondo, Jrue Holiday ... read more

One Modest Proposal for Every NBA Team

Giving ... Getting Jrue Holiday on the floor with Elfrid Payton (or Rajon Rondo last season) means there's one fewer wing position to account for. That works to a point, but the Pelicans are ... read more

Alvin Gentry concerned about New Orleans Pelicans defense after preseason

From the outside looking in, one could nitpick the effort the Pelicans have been giving in meaningless preseason games ... the amount of shots an opponent was getting each night. Jrue Holiday, an NBA ... read more

Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday’s postseason production ... in this exclusive executive briefing. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps bet big on Holiday on the first day of free agency last summer, gi... read more

Pelicans, Davis, hope new faces, faster pace mean more wins

Davis' star power is giving him increasing leverage to demand a ... Some things to watch with the Pelicans: The addition of Payton allows Jrue Holiday — the club's second-biggest star — to spend more ... read more

Pelicans finish preseason with loss to Raptors, 0-5 record in meaningless games

Despite facing what amounted to a junior varsity lineup while playing their regular starters in a dress rehearsal for the games that count, the Pelicans could not muster up enough defense to win ... t... read more

Jrue Holiday hits game-winning layup to push Pelicans past Bulls in triple OT (Video)

Williams stationed three players atop the 3-point arc and sent point guard Jrue ... [Holiday] was at half-court so we didn't think he was part of the play." Not only was he part of it; he was the foca... read more

NBA Player Rankings: B/R's Top 15 Power Forwards Entering 2018-19 Season

Those numbers aren't sustainable, but they did show the quality of his fit alongside Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis. Plus, he kept scorching scoreboards during the Pelicans' two-round playoff run. read more

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