Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is out for the remainder of the season, opens up a spot on D-League phenom Pierre Jackson



New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday will be sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing a surgery due to a stress fracture in his right leg.
Holiday joined the Pelicans after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was averaging over 14 points and nearly eight assists while playing more than 33 minutes per contest in his first season with the team and became an All-Star with the Sixers last year.


Brian Roberts is expected to get the start in place of Holiday with few more games remaining in the regulation.


The Pelicans has the rights on D-League phenom Pierre Jackson and it is still not clear if the Pelicans will decide to sign him.

While it appears Roberts is going to get the first opportunity to replace Holiday, Tyreke Evans will probably take on a larger ball-handling role as well. Austin Rivers could also see more playing time in the revamped guard rotation.

If Holiday ends up missing an extended period of time, it'll be a significant blow to the team's playoff hopes. New Orleans is in 13th spot in the West with a 23-34 win-loss record and most likely will miss the Playoffs again.

Jackson's hopes to play in the NBA this season is still alive

The Pelicans acquired Pierre Jackson in the Jrue Holiday trade (or the Pierre Jackson trade as it may later be known). They gave up that years first round draft pick (Nerlens Noel) and the Pelicans 2014 draft pick for Jrue Holiday and Pierre Jackson.


But after being unsigned by New Orleans due to its depth in the point guard spot, Pierre goes to the D-League and begins to light it up.  He is scoring at will and puts up a 50-point game. Things are going so well that he actually leads the D-League in scoring per game. 

Jackson was selected 42nd overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers but was later traded to Pelicans.

He later joined the Pelicans for the 2013 NBA Summer League.

On July 27, 2013, Jackson signed with ASVEL Villeurbanne of France. However, in September 2013, he left the team before playing in a game.

On November 1, 2013, he was acquired by the Idaho Stampede.

On February 3, 2014, Jackson was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.

On February 4, 2014, Jackson scored 58 points against the Texas Legends, while also tallying 8 assists, to set the D-League single-game record. This surpassed the previous record of 53 by Morris Almond (2008) and Will Conroy (2009).

On February 20, 2014, he left the Idaho Stampede in order to sign in Turkey. The next day, he joined Fenerbahçe Ülker for the rest of the 2013–14 season

--- with reports from Spin.ph


Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is out for the remainder of the season, opens up a spot on D-League phenom Pierre Jackson Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is out for the remainder of the season, opens up a spot on D-League phenom Pierre Jackson Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 3/01/2014 Rating: 5

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