Jrue Holiday Wants ‘Serious Consideration’ for the All-Star Team

Jrue Holiday is in the midst of a breakout season (18.6 points and 9.2 assits per game), and is quite understandably hoping for an invite to the midseason showcase. Here’s to hoping the Philadelphia Sixers’ crack marketing staff will soon figure out how to properly spell Holiday’s first name as he makes his push for the All-Star team. From the Philly Burbs: “Jrue Holiday said a year ago that he wants to be an NBA all-star. With the way the 76ers’ point guard has been playing, he could be under consideration for an Eastern Conference spot this season. Holiday tallied a career-high 33 points on 13-for-21 shooting, to go along with 13 assists, to lead the Sixers to a 104-101 victory over the Suns on Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Holiday became the first Sixers guard since Allen Iverson (Jan. 26, 2006) to put up 33 points and 13 assists in a game. Iverson had 38 and 15 that night against the Magic. With consecutive 13-assist, 2-turnover performances on back-to-back days, Holiday is averaging 18.6 points and 9.2 assists in 14 games this season. After averaging an NBA-high 6.0 turnovers in the first seven games, he’s down to 2.6 in the last seven. ‘That’s what good point guards do,’ Thaddeus Young said. ‘He’s almost averaging a double-double. Those are definitely all-star numbers.’ Holiday claims he hasn’t thought about the possibility of becoming the Sixers’ first all-star guard since Iverson in this, his fifth NBA campaign. ‘Man, I hope (I deserve serious consideration),’ Holiday said. ‘I don’t really look at the statistics of me and the other guards. I really just try to go out there and play.'”