Originally Posted by Jballer
Agree to disagree mate.
I think Jrue is far from mediocre... and I think you will see it in NO.
Jrue might not be Deron or Rondo... but if I had to build a team and needed an elite lite PG that was say my 3rd big contract I would seriously consider Jrue as being that guy.
NN is 10 times more likely to flame out than Jrue
Si.com says this...
New Orleans Pelicans: One of the major talking points entering Thursday was how many — if any — of this year’s prospects had the potential to develop into All-Stars. While everyone else waits a few years to find out the answer to that question, the Pelicans landed a franchise point guard in Jrue Holiday who, at just 23, is already a certified All-Star. He will have a harder time getting back to the midseason classic now that he’s in the Western Conference, but Holiday took a major step forward last season, posting career highs across the board and carrying an otherwise sad-sack Sixers team as far as he could.
The sweet part about acquiring Holiday, though, is his contract. Signed to a four-year, $41 million rookie extension last fall, it’s important to remember that the clock on that deal starts ticking in 2013-14. In other words, he’s locked in for four full seasons at a very reasonable rate.