This certainly wasn’t the answer Steve Harvey was expecting.
While appearing on an NFL-themed episode of Family Feud this week, Le’Veon Bell was asked the following question: “We asked 100 married men. You’re home alone. The doorbell rings. It’s a naked lady. What do you do?”
The Pittsburgh Steelers running back immediately told Harvey he would, “get her number.”
The answer gave everyone a good laugh, including Harvey, who teased Bell before revealing that “get her number” was not on the board.
Holiday is now being paid as a borderline top-10 level point guard, though, and it’s hard to say he’s hit that mark yet in his current city. But as one of the youngest unrestricted free agents in this class, it’s possible there’s still more upside than meets the eye as he grows with this core. With his ability to not only play off the ball on offense due to his shooting ability, but also on the ball in the pick-and-roll, he’s a good player to have surrounding Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
His wide range of skills makes him a compatible fit in any scenario if the team has to change course next summer when Cousins becomes a free agent. That makes him an easily tradeable piece if necessary.
Simply put, Holiday had the Pelicans over a barrel. If they lost him, they weren’t going to have the resources to go out and acquire another guard at his level. This was about as good a deal as the Pelicans could have hoped for going into the process, even at the cost it took.