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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Alvin Gentry: Re-signing Jrue Holiday is Pelicans’ ‘number one priority’

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry may just be raising the boombox over his head for point guard Jrue Holiday this summer.

In an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday, Gentry said that re-signing Holiday will be “a number one priority” for the Pelicans.

Holiday, 26, averaged 15.4 points and 7.3 assists per game for New Orleans in 2016-17. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, he should attract interest from a number of different teams and may even get the opportunity for a homecoming or the chance to team up with his brother.

Health is a concern with Holiday — he has averaged just 51.5 games played in his four seasons in New Orleans. But as an explosive two-way guard who can synergize with resident frontcourt menaces Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, it’s easy to see why Gentry and the Pelicans want him back.

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