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Jrue Holiday's Development

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Most discussion surrounding the Sixers 2010-11 season revolves around a possible Andre Iguodala tradeEvan Turner's struggles, and whether or not winning or losing is more beneficial to the franchise's future. Unfortunately, the most exciting story-line for Sixers fans – the development of Jrue Holiday – is flying a bit under the radar. 

Through the first 33 games of his sophomore season Jrue has been incredibly solid, considering his age (20), and the slack he's been asked to pick up with Andre Iguodala nursing injuries. For the season he's averaging 14.3 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.7 rebounds with percentages of .437/.359/.792. And over the last five games he's averaging 20.8 points, 7.4 assists, and 3 rebounds with percentages of .562/.500/.727.

After the jump see a statistical comparison to some elite point guards when they were 20 years old. 


MP PER TS% eFG% TRB% AST% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg WS/48
Jrue Holiday 34.6 15.7 .521 .478 6.1 31.2 16.6 21.9 104 107 0.087
Magic Johnson 36.3 20.6 .602 .534 11.6 25.2 20.9 20.9 113 101 0.180
Derrick Rose 37.0 16.0 .516 .482 6.1 28.8 13.3 22.6 108 113 0.078
Tony Parker 33.8 16.5 .542 .503 4.5 27.9 14.5 22.9 108 104 0.134
Chris Paul   36.0 22.1 .546 .456 8.5 38.2 13.7 22.2 114 104 0.178
Rajon Rondo 16.8 13.1 .472 .424 9.5 26.3 20.5 16.5 97 103 0.064
Isiah Thomas 23.5 14.5 .487 .432 4.7 32.6 19.2 25.0 98 107 0.046
Russell Westbrook 32.5 15.2 .489 .414 8.6 27.5 17.6 25.8 99 111 0.035


PER TS% eFG% TRB% AST% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg WS/48
Ranks (Out of 8) 5th 4th 4th 5th 3rd 4th 6th 5th 5th 4th

(Here's a link to a sortable list of seasons from 20 year-old point guards who played at least 20 minutes per game.)

This post isn't meant to dub Jrue Holiday a future superstar, or the next great point guard. It's just a fun look at statistics and a reminder to pay more attention to his ongoing development.

One area I'd like to see him improve is his 10-15 foot shot. He's shooting 29% on 1.1 attempts from 10-15 feet per game.