It’s been almost two months since the Milwaukee Bucks pulled the trigger on their blockbuster Damian Lillard trade — one that required them to give up Jrue Holiday as part of the deal. It was anything but an easy decision to make, but it was one that the Bucks had to do in order to get their hands on Dame.
Khris Middleton Looks Back on Milwaukee Bucks’ Damian Lillard Trade
Khris Middleton remembers that exact moment well. According to the three-time All-Star, he was a bit overcome with emotion when he first learned about the Lillard deal:
“I just got done with a workout session. I would say it’s just mixed emotions,” Middleton said, via Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “First, not knowing if it was really real or not because it came out the blue. Then it’s tough to see our guy go. What he did for our organization as he did for me as a person and my family. It was tough to have that conversation to see him go the other way. But to get somebody like Dame in, you gotta be excited or a guy like that.”
As Middleton said, it’s hard not to feel all giddy about the prospect of teaming up with Lillard. However, he just could not help but feel bad about losing his buddy as part of the deal.
All in all, Holiday played for the Bucks for just three seasons, which isn’t exactly a very long time. However, the five-time All-Defense guard did not only establish himself as a key player on the squad, but he also built some lasting relationships with his teammates.
At the end of the day, however, you can’t really say that the Bucks did not mark a massive win with their trade for Lillard. However, this does not make losing Holiday any easier.
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