Jrue Holiday should be ready for training camp, but with restrictions
Jrue Holiday is the Pelicans' starting point guard when healthy, but he's been injured more often than not in his two seasons in New Orleans.
Holiday has missed 90 games in total due to injury over the past two years, and underwent surgery in May to remove a screw from his lower right leg.
The good news is that Holiday is expected to be cleared for training camp, but given his history of injury, the team is going to be extremely cautious with him at this early stage of the season.
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said on Friday that Holiday is likely going to be under restrictions involving practicing just once a day when two-a-day practices are scheduled during camp, which is set to open on Sept. 29 at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.
“What I think we're trying to do is not push him anywhere,'' Gentry said. ''We're going to monitor obviously his practices. I doubt there will be a situation where we'll let him go two-a-days. It's just doesn't make sense right now.”