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Report: Jrue Holiday considering signing with the Pacers

Caption: Mar 27, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) fights around the screen of New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) while defending guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Jrue Holiday may not re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans immediately after all. Following a report on Friday afternoon that Holiday would re-up early in the free agency process (more on that here), Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Holiday could sign with the Indiana Pacers.

Given that the Pelicans can offer Holiday more money, the chance to pay alongside Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, more years, and the Pacers just traded away Paul George for a bag of balls, it’s tough to believe Holiday will ultimately end up in Indiana.

Though, he would get a bigger spotlight placed on him as the team’s second-best player, behind Myles Turner. There are simply no other factors that would make anyone choose Indiana over New Orleans.

Leaving the Pelicans is one thing, but leaving them for the Pacers would be poorly thought out. If Holiday wants a chance to compete, there may be teams willing to give him one outside of Louisiana, but the Pacers are set to be the dreck of the (increasingly bad) Eastern Conference. Better for Holiday to try and get a meeting with a team like the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, or Milwaukee Bucks if he wants to leave the Big Easy.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.