The appointment of Leon Rose as president of the New York Knicks could finally signal the aggressive hunt for the next star of the New York franchise.
With a bunch of young people already in their formation, the Knicks could watch an experienced veteran for next season, and the New Orleans pelicans’ starting guard, Jrue Holiday, is reportedly a close target for the Knicks.
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Holiday, once the only All-Star, has always been known to be the type of player who doesn’t steal the spotlight but rather lets his game speak. Under pelican surveillance, the 29-year-old remained a constant facilitator and defensive pivot for a team that is starting to rebuild around a couple of rising stars, namely Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson.
In his seven seasons in New Orleans, Holiday averaged 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game, shooting 46.2% off the pitch and 34.6% off beyond the arch.