Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday admits wishing he had a warning about Bucks trading him

A few months have since passed since the Milwaukee Bucks made the blockbuster move to acquire star point guard Damian Lillard in a three-team trade.

Jrue Holiday was a key piece in that transaction that resulted in him landing with the Portland Trail Blazers before another trade sent him to the Boston Celtics shortly thereafter.

Before his first matchup against the Bucks, Holiday voiced that he has no personal vendetta against his former team.

“No,” Holiday said matter-of-factly Wednesday morning when asked whether he held a grudge toward the Bucks. “I think that they got what they wanted, so I can’t be mad at that.

“A warning would’ve been cool. But other than that, I’m in the best place that I can be to compete against them, which is for the top team in the East and, hopefully, the top team in the league.”

Holiday still holds a strong connection with many of his former teammates that is rooted in their championship success together.  He’s clearly moved on from the trade with his focus on helping guide the Celtics toward vying for an NBA title.

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The 33-year-old has played a vital part in Boston’s rotation behind his two-way impact. He remains a highly effective defender while providing reliable offensive production as the fourth scoring option and an additional ball handler.

Holiday is averaging 12.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.1 assists while shooting 43.5 percent from the floor in 14 games. He will play a crucial part in the Celtics’ NBA title push.

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