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A former top pick, Payton was traded from Orlando to Phoenix last season in Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania was first with the story, tweeting: . both report that the guarantee date for Jennings' contract is next month: . the play of All-Star big man Anthony Davis and two-way guard Jrue Holiday. Our overall rankings for Yahoo points leagues are updated daily. 26, Jrue Holiday (NOR - PG,SG), 19, 37, , , 26, +0. 27, Kyrie Irving (BOS - PG,SG) The publish date is provided for each expert to give you an idea of how fresh their rankings are. I Trade?Compare a trade of any two players. Jrue Holiday is about to be a free agent. He's also a new father whose wife, Lauren Holiday, had brain surgery mere weeks after giving birth.
Lauren is due to give birth in mid-October and will then have the surgery performed approximately six weeks later, assuming the pregnancy goes as planned. Holiday played only half a season again this past year due to more leg injuries. The former Sixer managed to play in just 40 games after playing 37 games in his first season in New Orleans. In 33 minutes per game, Holiday averaged Although the drop in assists is frightening, only nine players bested his per-game number last season.
Holiday also managed to limit his turnovers considerably last season, coughing it up only 2. With Alvin Gentry now running the show in New Orleans, fans can expect an offense that more closely resembles the one run by the Warriors last season, which means Holiday—a career 38 percent three-point shooter—should expect to see plenty of attempts from beyond the arc.Jrue Holiday Full Highlights 2018.12.31 Pelicans vs T-Wolves - 26 Pts, 8 Assists! - FreeDawkins
His shooting should be able to make up for whatever ball-handling duties he cedes to Tyreke Evans after Evans filled in admirably for Holiday following his injury. If finally healthy, Holiday can be a major piece of the offensive machine running in New Orleans in his seventh season in the league. Holiday comes into the season primed to bounce back after a stress fracture in his right leg limited him to just 34 games in his first year with the Pelicans. In his injury-shortened fifth season, Holiday averaged Holiday's outside shooting was of particular note, as he matched a career-high with 39 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
It's hard to accurately judge Holiday's season considering his injury woes and the many other injuries suffered by the Pelicans throughout the season, but it's worth noting that he was seemingly coming into his own before the fractured leg spoiled his season. In his last full month of basketball, Holiday averaged This year looks promising for the UCLA product.
Playing next to Anthony Davis should do wonders for Holiday's assist numbers, and a healthy Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans should force defenses to stay honest and not converge on Holiday. It's easy to forget that just one season ago Holiday was a year-old All-Star with the Philadelphia 76ers, primed to take the next step with his new club. Health willing, this could be a big season for Holiday.
Holiday broke out inposting career highs all over the stat sheet and reaching the All-Star Game for the first time. But the Sixers — in the midst of one of the most obvious tank-jobs in NBA history — opted to ship the year-old to New Orleans for the draft rights to Nerlens Noel. Holiday's role might be very different with the Pelicans. In Philly, he was the unquestioned floor leader and initiator of the offense, and he struggled with that role at times.
But the Pelicans' roster is much deeper and more talented than the Sixers, and features several guards — including Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans and Austin Rivers — that might not be pure point guards, but who can take some of that responsibility off Holiday's shoulders. Coach Monty Williams has suggested that Holiday will play off the ball at times, something he did in Philly when Andre Iguodala was serving as "point forward. His overall stats took a minor across-the-board hit last season despite good percentages, and he still hasn't matured into the elite ball-hawk many expected he'd become out of UCLA.
Consistency is one of his biggest problems. Holiday can be very streaky. The Sixers offense will have a very different look this season. Last year, they were all about sharing the ball and had a glut of ball handlers on the roster. Sixers look to move on from Bayless In an effort to clear salary cap space, the Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly interested buying out the final year of guard Jarryd Bayless' contract according to a report by Yahoo!
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The 76ers and Jerryd Bayless are also considering stretching Bayless out to reduce the cap. Just some additional clarification and context from previous report. Team even tried to negotiate a figure in case. Mejri to return to Mavericks Center Salah Mejri is staying with the Dallas Mavericks according to the three-year veteran's management agency via Twitter and reported by Marc Stein via Twitter: One-year league minimum deal for Salah Mejri to stay with the Mavericks, according to league sources.
Dallas' desire to bring Mejri back only rose after the draft-night acquisition of his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Doncic -- 4: The Utah Jazz -- whom Booker played for from -- are among the teams in pursuit of him, writes Jones via Twitter: Capela to meet with Lakers Houston Rockets center Clint Capela enjoyed a career season insetting personal bests in scoring That has made him a hot target in free agency this summer and, per Turner Sports' David Aldridge, Capela set to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers this afternoon.
Here's more from Aldridge via Twitter: Capela was a vital part of Houston's record-breaking offense inserving as the ultimate roll man after setting screens for James Harden and Chris Paul. Capela, 24, could very well improve over the length of his next NBA contract. Mavs likely to re-sign Nowitzki with remaining cap space The Dallas Mavericks opened free agency by reportedly reaching a deal with former All-Star center DeAndre Jordan. To make room for that agreement to work out, Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki and the team mutually agreed to him opting out of his contract.
There's no need for Mavs fans to fret, however, about Nowitzki going anywhere this summer.
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Per Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania via Twitterthe Mavs are expected to use their remaining salary cap space to get Nowitzki back under contract: The Nowitzki opt-out was designed to create more room under the salary cap, as were decisions to rescind qualifying offers to shooting guard Doug McDermott and center Salah Mejri, making both unrestricted free agents. McDermott reportedly reached an agreement on a deal with the Indiana Pacers overnight. Robinson has financial security and Detroit gets talented wing.
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DetroitPistons UMich overlydedicated -- 2: Jennings deal still not guaranteed Earlier in this space, we brought you news that the Milwaukee Bucks had reportedly guaranteed guard Brandon Jennings' contract for Spears both report that the guarantee date for Jennings' contract is next month: However, they will be bringing one of their young big men back next season according to multiple reports.
Kornet, the 3-point-shooting former Vanderbilt star, was on a two-way deal with the Knicks last season after going undrafted. He played in 20 games, mostly late in the season, and shot 35 percent from 3-point range. The Knicks also drafted project center Mitchell Robinson in the second round, making Kornet a further question mark.
The big man is a free agent this summer and, after proving to be a valued piece of the Warriors' rotationhas drawn interest from several teams on the open market. Meanwhile, the Warriors are prioritizing bolstering their wing depth and adding young players to complement their top-heavy talent.
Although McGee has attracted interest from Golden State, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles and New Orleans so far, any partnership with any of those teams partly hinge on what other moves they make with their roster.
In 65 games last season, McGee averaged 4. Hours later, the Bucks have reportedly decided to not part ways with another player from their recent past. Spears reports via Twitter that the Bucks are not waiving guard Brandon Jennings, thus guaranteeing his contract for next season.
Jennings was signed to a multi-year deal in early April after playing on two day deals with the team. In the Draft, the Bucks selected Jennings with the 10th overall pick.
He was traded by the team to the Detroit Pistons on Feb. Here's more from Scotto on the deal via Twitter: