Thaddeus Young may desert the Philadelphia 76ers for greener pastures and pockets, but they can at least take solace in knowing that the ever-so-talented Jrue Holiday will be returning.
Last season, his second in the league, Holiday averaged 14 points, 6.5 assists and four rebounds per game, starting in all 82 of them. He exceeded expectations on the offensive end, proving to be a phenomenal pick-and-roll player, and also exhibited a defensive toughness that impressed even defensive guru Andre Iguodala.
Prior to the season, Holiday had his share of doubters in regards to if he could play the role of a true point guard. He rendered them wrong, improving in almost every facet of said role, especially his court vision and passing abilities.
Holiday also has some speed in his arsenal, but his greatest attribute is his high basketball IQ, which has allowed him to play at a level well beyond his 21 years of age.
The 76ers do not have much going for them at this point, as their team is currently caught in a whirlwind of limbos.
Holiday provides some calmness to their storm however, giving them some hope for the future as he turns into a star-caliber talent the 76ers can build around.
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