Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Holiday had a fantastic season
Nobody wants to speak too soon, but it looks like the Sixers have a potential superstar at point guard in Jrue Holiday.
17.7 points, 8.0 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game certainly sound like great numbers, but maybe not superstar numbers quite yet. Maybe eclipsing the 20-point mark and getting the assist total around 9.0 would do it.
Honestly, if you are one of those people that agree with the last sentence, then you shouldn't be too concerned because Holiday put those numbers up at 22 years old.
No, that was not a typo.
It is easy to forget how young Holiday really is because of how much experience he has. Very few 22-year-olds have played 298 games in four NBA seasons.
Luckily for Philadelphia, this guy has.
Despite hitting a bit of a wall at the end of the year, Holiday was always the bright spot on Philly's roster. There would be games where the team got handled, but you could tell that he was still trying to put them on his back and carry them. He displayed levels of leadership that are rarely seen in players as young as him.
If the Sixers are able to put more productive players around him and pair him with a coach that can continue to develop him, then we might be in store for a special kind of career out of Holiday.
2012-13 Grade: A