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As Jrue Holiday went, so too did New Orleans Pelicans fortunes

Soon after being handed the keys to the front office, David Griffin anointed Jrue Holiday as the leader on the court for the Pelicans.

David Griffin: "This is Jrue Holiday's team, and from the moment I got here on the ground, I talked to him and challenged him." Griff goes on to add Jrue has responded in every way.

— Oleh Kosel (@OlehKosel) June 21, 2019

The six-year New Orleans veteran was tagged the face of the franchise despite the additions of Zion Williamson through the draft and Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball from the Anthony Davis trade.