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Doug Collins says Jrue Holiday will be one of top 5 point guards

Sep 23, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

Hey, Jrue. No pressure.

Thumbnail image for jrue_holiday_rodrigue_beaubois.jpgTalking with the media today, new Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins spoke with more bombast than he ever did as a color analyst. Here are the tweets from our own Adam Levitan or Rotoworld who was there.

Doug Collins says he thinks jrue holiday will be a top-5 pg in nba a year from now. Said iguodala will play 2 and 3.

Collins doesn’t seem high on Evan Turner, also said wants iguodala to be less of a scorer — play role he played on national team

I love Jrue Holiday and his potential. Really do. And if you said he could be a top 15 guy, I’m good with that. He may be. Top five… no. He’s going to get the chance to lead this team and run more, which is all good. The Sixers need him to step forward. Still, top 15 a good goal.

Iggy as a more selective shooter will be a good thing — if others pick up the scoring load. That means Holiday and Andres Nocioni and Thaddeus Young and — dare we say it — Elton Brand. If not, you’re going to need those points from Iggy. Which he will get more efficiently if you run the ball.

And by the way, nobody who watched Evan Turner struggle though Summer League is high on him. But you got to play him, you got to find out. Baptism by fire. You’ve got to count on him for something, because missing out on the No. 2 pick in the draft is a big setback. Give Turner a chance; let’s see what he can do.

  1. E-Unit - Sep 23, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    The fact that he didn’t mention Turner just lead to all the rumors out there that he wanted Favors. Hell, on draft night there were rumors he didn’t want Turner and he didn’t come out to speak to the media after the pick was made. Only Ed and Tony Deleo did. It wasn’t until Mikey Miss pointed it out that he wasn’t there did they bring him out.

  2. JMClarkent - Sep 23, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    I hate Iggy @ the 2, though similar to the 3 he just never looks natural w/o that extra guard on the floor (and it forced Thaddeus Young to the 4 where he is also pretty lost).

  3. carlos115 - Sep 23, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    I love him and all that but top 5? I would like to see holliday @ The 1 meeks 2 Iggy 3 young 4 brand 5. heavy rotation at the 1,2,& 5, stay out of the half court sets. Run and Gun, we just might win more that 27 games this year…

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