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Rumors have speculated that the Denver Nuggets are interested in New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard, Jrue Holiday. According to Bleacher Report, the Nuggets have been interested in Holiday since before the trade deadline back before the season was put on hold.
Holiday, 30, was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. The former UCLA Bruin played for the 76ers from 2009-2013, but was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick.
The Denver Nuggets were arguably one of the worst defensive teams in the Orlando bubble, and Jrue Holiday could help that case. He has been named to the All-Defensive first team once and the second team once.
If the New Orleans Pelicans were to move on from Holiday, look for Gary Harris, Will Barton, or Monte Morris to be a part of a potential deal, along with draft selections.
Now that the season is winding down, with the Lakers and the Heat in the finals, the Nuggets can attempt to trade for Holiday. If the Nuggets end up landing Holiday, they could make a push to return to the Western Conference Finals in the 2020-2021 NBA season.