Pelicans rookie Murphy, former star Holiday among those sending aid after Ida

Trey Murphy III
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As he prepares for his rookie season, New Orleans Pelicans first-round pick Trey Murphy III isn’t waiting to hit the court before he impacts his new basketball home.

Murphy tweeted out that he’s teaming up with the Raising Cane’s restaurant chain to help some Louisianians rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Murphy also offered up a link to help others see how they can get involved.

Murphy isn’t the only NBA player with Pelicans ties to step up and send aid in Ida’s aftermath. Former Pelicans Jrue Holiday, Frank Jackson, Jahlil Okafor and Langston Galloway partnered to hand out needed supplies while another former Pel, J.J. Redick, sent $100,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank.

“We will always consider New Orleans home for us and the people have always supported us through our most difficult times and it’s our job to do the same,” read a statement from Jrue Holiday and wife Lauren sent to ESPN.