Knicks Rumors: Jrue Holiday Interests Team in Search for PG Help

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 1, 2017

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The New York Knicks are reportedly intrigued by the idea in signing free-agent point guard Jrue Holiday and pairing him with his brother, Justin Holiday. 

Citing NBA sources, the New York Post's Marc Berman reported Friday the Knicks "have interest" in signing both Jrue and Justin. 

However, Berman noted that even if the Knicks renounce their rights to impending free agents Derrick Rose and Sasha Vujacic, they likely won't have enough cap room to appease Holiday's financial demands. 

As things stand, the New Orleans Pelicans remain the favorite to retain Jrue's services. 

According to a report from ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Friday, there is "growing resignation among interested teams" that the Pelicans will agree to terms "quickly" with Holiday on a "rich five-year deal." 

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne added that after Holiday meets with the Pelicans in the early hours Saturday morning, he's expected to sleep on the decision and decide if he wants to field offers from competing clubs. 

Friday night, Berman reported Holiday has agreed to meet with the Knicks if he doesn't strike a deal with the Pelicans. 

Justin, meanwhile, is due for a raise and long-term security after he suited up for five different teams during his first four seasons in the league. 

During his first year with the Knicks, the backup swingman averaged a career-high 7.7 points and 2.7 rebounds on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 35.5 percent shooting from three.