The Denver Nuggets have emerged as a strong candidate to trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Jrue Holiday, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.
Holiday, one of the best two-way players in the NBA, has been linked to a trade in several teams.
“Jrue Holiday continues to generate significant league-wide interest, with several teams attempting to get into the top-ten to acquire a pick needed to deal for Holiday. Several team execs say the Nuggets, armed with young talent to trade, are a strong threat,” Mannix tweeted.
Holiday averaged 19.1 points, 6.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game for the Pelicans last season.
He is set to earn about $26M next season and also has a player option, worth $27M, for the 2021/22 season.