It did not take long for ex-Milwaukee Bucks star Jrue Holiday to find a new home. The two-time All-Star was recently sent to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of the Damian Lillard blockbuster trade, but it was clear that the rebuilding Blazers had no intention of keeping the veteran.
On Monday, it was announced that Holiday has now landed with the Boston Celtics in another blockbuster deal.
Ex-Milwaukee Bucks Star Jrue Holiday Traded to Celtics
Holiday happens to be one of the two-way guards in the NBA today. As such, it comes as no surprise that Boston had to give up a major haul in order to acquire the services of the five-time All-Defense combo guard.
This came in the form of Robert Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, and two future first-round picks. Both picks are for the 2029 NBA Draft, with one coming from the Golden State Warriors, and the other being Boston’s own pick.
Jaylen Brown Reacts
Celtics star Jaylen Brown spoke about this massive development during Boston’s media day and the two-time All-Star had nothing but high praise for his new teammate:
“Jrue is fantastic,” Brown said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jrue. I’m somebody who he’s guarded, and I’ve had to guard (him). He just plays with a certain force that you could just feel. He’s just super solid, man. As a competitor, he’s an assassin. So to be playing alongside (him) I think would be a tremendous honor.”
As he said, Brown will now be playing alongside Holiday, who will slot in as the Celtics’ new starting point guard. Jayson Tatum, Derrick White, and new recruit Kristaps Porzingis are expected to be Boston’s other starters for the new season, making them one of, if not the most formidable starting five in the entire NBA.
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