Friday, August 28, 2009

Jrue Holiday – give‘m some luv y’all

Givin some luv to Sixers #1 draft pick this year Jrue Holiday.

One on the many questions marks I’ve heard this year about the Sixers chances this season has been concerning the loss of Andre Miller. ‘Dre was a fan favorite who showed Philly fans what is was like to have a REAL point guard instead of some guy who hogs the ball all the time.

Most are not convinced that Sweet Lou can handle the new responsibility. By now we know that Lou Williams is gonna be Lou Williams. That’s not to say he won’t be affective. It’s just not gonna be the straight up point guard stuff we have been privileged to witness the last few years.

Enter Jrue Holiday … who, in my humble opinion, is a true point guard (check-out the video).  Not playing the 1-guard at UCLA did not help his standing as an elite player. But it was fortuitous for the 76ers. They are preachin’ patient with Holiday. Setting a low bar for his 1st season. But you gotta wonder … the Sixers have been quit astute in the draft recently. Picking players like Jason Smith, Thad “Young is smooth”, and Mo Speights who contributed in their first season’s as professionals. Jrue Holiday just might be the right player in the right place at the right time.

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