Nets talked Jrue Holiday with Pelicans at the NBA trade deadline: report

Danny Abriano
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Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday
Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday

The Nets spoke with the New Orleans Pelicans about a potential deal for Jrue Holiday before the most recent NBA trade deadline, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

“That’s certainly something that’s been out there,” Windhorst said on Monday during The Hoop Collective podcast, per Nets Daily. “I think it’s been reported but if it hasn’t, I found out somewhere. I don’t think it was from an executive —maybe it was— that there was some discussion between the Nets and Pelicans in February.”

On the podcast, Windhorst suggested the Nets would have to trade Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen as part of a package for Holiday.

Holiday, 30, is set to enter the final year of a five-year deal worth close to $132 million and will earn $26.285 million during the 2021-22 season before being eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.

In 61 games for the Pelicans last season, Holiday averaged 19.1 points and 6.7 assists while playing 34.7 minutes per game.