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Evaluating Jrue Holiday So Far

November 26th, 2012 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Evaluating Jrue Holiday So Far | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers

Jrue Holiday Is Off To A Great Start

It is no secret anymore, Jrue Holiday has become the Sixers top player this season and it’s not even close. Coming off a season where Jrue didn’t perform as well as we knew he could, Jrue has put that season in the past and has moved on. After 14 games so far this season Jrue is averaging 18.6 ppg, 9.2 apg, 3.9 rpg, and is shooting 45% from the field. On top of that, he has five double-doubles so far this season which is tied with Chris Paul for 2nd most in the NBA trailing just Rajon Rondo. Just to put last season in perspective compared to this one so far, Jrue had just one double-double in 66 games last season.

What makes Jrue’s performance so far this season so impressing is that he is doing all of this without the newly acquired Andrew Bynum. The reason I say this is, when the Sixers traded for Bynum he was supposed to be the impact big man to help Jrue evolve and become a better player. As we all know, Bynum has yet to play a game this season. Of course the increased perimeter shooters that the Sixers acquired in the summer (Nick Young, Dorell Wright, Jason Richardson) are helping Jrue’s assists numbers, but he still has to get them the ball when they are open. Holiday has taken the teams leader role, and also is turning into the teams “star” player.

Lets compare Jrue to some of today’s top point guards in the NBA:

Jrue Holiday: 18.6 ppg, 9.2 apg, 3.9 rpg, 45% fg

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