Andrew Bynum, and the melodrama that has surrounded him this season, has certainly put a damper on the 2012-2013 NBA season for the Philadelphia 76ers. Bynum was supposed to be their potential franchise player and the guy that the organization could build around, but his absence has rendered that process impossible.
Something that has provided Philadelphia with a bit of redemption this season, though, has been the emergence of Jrue Holiday. In his young career, Holiday has always shown promise and potentially. However, he had never produced at the level he has this season. He has averaged 18.1 points, 8.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from three.
The Holiday that was putting up those numbers this season hasn’t been seen over the past three games, though.
Holiday has been playing horrendously over the Sixers’ past three games. It all started earlier this week when he shot 2-24 from the field in a game. That has only continued. Over the past three games, Holiday has averaged just 10.7 points on 21.8 percent shooting from the field and 30 percent three-point shooting. He has added 7.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game, but that’s definitely not enough to outweigh how awfully he’s been shooting.
Holiday’s terrible efficiency over these past three games has been difficult to watch for such a talented player to deal with. Granted, it is the end of the season and the 76ers don’t have much to play for being out of the playoffs. However, it would be good for the team and for Holiday if he can snap out of this slump over their remaining games. He had built so much so momentum throughout this season, but this streak of terrible play could kill all of that.