Josh Gordon is set to return to the football field for the first time in nearly three years.
“I guess it was just my turn at that time,” Holiday said. “Obviously, we were down and I was having a rough game passing the ball.”
Rajon Rondo, who sat out the Pelicans’ collapse against Sacramento on Friday night, returned with 13 points and 18 assists.
Holiday said Rondo fueled New Orleans’ 44-point fourth quarter with his ability to push the pace and “get everybody a good shot.”
“My points are (thanks) to him,” Holiday asserted. “Right when he came back in, everything changed for me.”
Anthony Davis added 29 points and DeMarcus Cousins 23 for New Orleans, which looked out-of-synch in the third quarter and in danger of dropping a second straight at home.
The proposed initiative came about as the result of talks between league officials and the Players Coalition, a group consisting of about 40 players meeting with officials about social justice concerns.
However, not all players are happy with the negotiations led by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas and 49ers safety Eric Reid both said Wednesday they have withdrawn from the group.
“The Players Coalition was supposed to be formed as a group that represents NFL Athletes who have been silently protesting social injustices and racism,” Reid and Thomas said in a joint statement released on their Twitter accounts. “However, Malcolm and Anquan can no longer speak on our behalf as we don’t believe the coalition’s beliefs are in our best interests as a whole.”
Accordng to ESPN, the NFL submitted its proposal to players Monday. Players will discuss the offer Wednesday night. Owners would also still have to vote on the proposal at the league meetings in March.