Feb 28, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guards Jrue Holiday (11) and Lonzo Ball (2) in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Jrue Holiday says he is optimistic about the Pelicans’ future. The New Orleans Pelicans were eliminated from the playoffs earlier this week after a lackluster effort in the bubble. While things didn’t go their way in Orlando, they still have reasons to look forward to the next upcoming years.

Zion Williamson is the main reason. Due to injuries, the season didn’t go how he wanted it to. Next year will be the phenom’s chance to start his ascension into the greats of the NBA. Then, there’s Brandon Ingram. The former top draft pick revitalized his career with the Pelicans. Ingram will be a priority in free agency.

Holiday said this about the outlook of the future for the Pelicans:

“I think for us, being consistent is about having time together,” Holiday said. “This is the first year. This is the first year, where we have some young guys, some old guys. But it was really the first year we’ve all played together. Honestly, it looks positive from here on out.”

The New Orleans Pelicans are young, so winning will be hard. Veteran leaders like Jrue Holiday are crucial for the Pelicans’ development. He is one of the last players from when the Pelicans last made the playoffs. As players like Zion Williamson and Ingram learn how to win, the team will eventually see the playoffs again.