From his first to his second season, Jrue Holiday improved his scoring output considerably. His PPG numbers jumped from eight to 14 and his FG percentage improved from 44.2 percent to 44.6 percent. In order to establish himself as an elite point guard, Holiday must continue to improve his offensive output.
He doesn't have far to go, but a modest improvement from 14 PPG to 16.5 PPG would make a world of difference if coupled with increases in assists and three-point shooting. Part of this improvement should come naturally as part of his development into a floor general.
Too often, Holiday has passed up quality shots in the paint in favor of setting up a teammate for a long-range (and lower percentage) shot. If Holiday can convert just one of those passes into a bucket every game along with returning his three-point percentage to its 2009-10 level, he'll be very close to the 16.5 PPG mark.
Holiday certainly has the talent to take over a game on either end of the floor. But in order for him to develop into a dominant offensive guard, he must continue to refine his game.
His shooting was quite good, but there is still room for improvement, especially in his mid-range game. If he can develop a quality mid-range game to pair with his ability to get into the paint and create, he'll be very difficult to defend.
And if he can do all that while continuing to improve his spot-up shooting from beyond the arc, Holiday will be one of the elite point guards in the NBA.