Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right tibia, according to John Reid of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.
Holiday is averaging 14.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.9 assists in his first season with New Orleans after four in Philadelphia. The 23-year-old is shooting a career-high 44.7 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range. He last played in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards, when he shot 3-for-11 and sat out the fourth quarter.
Second-year man Brian Roberts will likely start in Holiday's place.
The Pelicans (15-19), who also just lost leading scorer Ryan Anderson to a herniated disk, have lost three in a row and four of five, and their next five games come against teams with winning records — two against Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Golden State.
Pelicans starting point guard Jrue Holiday out indefinitely with stress fracture in right tibia
— John Reid (@JohnReid64) January 10, 2014
Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday at shootaround with protective boot on — John Reid (@JohnReid64) January 10, 2014