The NBA’s recently announced accelerated timeline could trigger a chaotic free agency period. With that chaos in mind, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday has popped up in recent trade rumors. According to Yahoo Sports NBA analyst Vincent Goodwill, the Nuggets are one of 10 teams that have inquired about the availability of the 30-year-old guard.
One hot name: New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. According to sources, around 10 teams are inquiring about his services and one team hot after him is the Denver Nuggets, eager to capitalize on their appearance in the West Finals.
The Nuggets, who fell to the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, could look to Holiday in an effort to mitigate Jamal Murray’s defensive shortcomings in the backcourt.
Along with the Holiday rumor, Goodwill also touched on the potential for the Raptors to play their games in Louisville, Kentucky next season. Goodwill explained that Canada is unlikely to ease their restrictions on travel from the United States prior to the start of next season. Due to that, Louisville and Seattle have emerged as potential homes for the Raptors.
One big focus for next season has been the status of the Toronto Raptors. Due to the United States’ handling of COVID-19, travel into Canada has been banned.
The Raptors face a similar dilemma, and league sources tell Yahoo Sports one alternate location that has been broached is Louisville, Kentucky. Former NBA player and successful businessman Junior Bridgeman has been in contact with the NBA, considering Louisville has the KFC Yum! Center that is NBA-ready.
Louisville wouldn’t be first in line in the event of relocation or expansion; Seattle is. But it seems to be an easier sell to get the Raptors in Louisville for a short period — or even sharing a current NBA market, according to sources.
You can read the full report from Goodwill at Yahoo Sports.