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.
Hearing Jrue Holiday is giving consideration to signing with the Indiana Pacers. He has an offer from the New Orleans Pelicans
— Tony Jones (@tribjazz) July 1, 2017
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.