Despite the New Orleans Pelicans losing record (33-49), the NBA recognized how great Jrue Holiday's defense was throughout the 2018-19 season.

Holiday was named to the 2018-19 NBA All-Defensive Second Team today.

Last year, Holiday earned a spot on the 1st team.

One of only four guards to procure at least 300 rebounds, 100 steals and 50 blocks on the season, Holiday also finished 7th among point guards in defensive real plus-minus at 1.17.

As Pelicans beat writer Scott Kushner points out, Holiday's inclusion on the team says a lot about his reputation around the league.