Imagining the Sixers Without Iverson: Jrue Holiday’s NBA Orientation

November 29th, 2009 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
With Sixers coach Eddie Jordan downplaying the slew of "Allen Iverson back to the Sixers" reports , I wanted to take some time and examine what the next eight weeks could look like for the team sans "The Answer."

The question that should be on most Sixers' fans minds as they've been watching these past few games: Just who is this new starting point guard?  Who is Jrue Holiday?

The Sixers drafted Holiday this past summer as the No. 17 overall pick, assuming that then-starting point guard Andre Miller would leave the team in free agency. (He did.  After reportedly asking the Sixers for $10 million/year for three years, he signed a three-year, $21 million deal with Portland.  Goodbye and good riddance, Dre-day.)

Holiday came into college as the No. 1 ranked point guard and No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2008 by the recruiting website . , another recruiting website, threw a curveball and ranked Holiday the No. 1 shooting guard and No. 4 overall prospect in his high school class.  

(Who was the No. 1 point guard in's class?  Only some guy by the name of Brandon Jennings—you know, the one ...

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