Jrue Holiday recalls getting trade update over text from Bucks GM: “It was just a shock”

Jrue Holiday has remained sidelined since mid-March and his absence shows what he actually brings to the table. The Celtics let a 30-point lead slip against the Hawks on Monday in a defensive horror show by the Eastern Conference leaders as the Cs missed out on Jrue’s defensive qualities.

But the shocks did not stop there. Later on, Jrue Holiday opened up about a personal wound that he received from his former employers, the Milwaukee Bucks. The upsetting revelation has now made headlines for the world to see.

Jrue Holiday discuses being traded for Damian Lillard

On his appearance on “The Draymond Green Show”, Jrue Holiday disclosed the shock he had received when he was informed about his trade over a text from the Bucks GM while he was in a deep sleep for which his wife issued a statement later.

When Holiday was asked about his three-team deal that traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers and moved Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks as a part of the deal, the 2-time All-Star expressed annoyance as he had no clue about the trade and said, “I think for me it’s just a shock because at least let me know 24 hours in advance, not five minutes in advance.”

Although the 23 hours and 55 minutes wouldn’t have made a huge difference, the guard would have appreciated a heads-up rather than the news coming as a shock considering his contribution to the Bucks’ success in the three seasons he had spent with the Milwaukee franchise.

Looking at Jrue Holiday’s NBA championship winning season with Bucks

Jrue Holiday made a huge impact on his first season with the Milwaukee Bucks, earning them their second championship title in 2021 after a 50-year title drought.

After being traded to the Bucks from the New Orleans Pelicans, Holiday showed his defensive skills in the first season, which earned him a spot in the All-Defensive First Team. The guard had an average of 17.7 points, 6.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds that season after playing in 59 regular season games.

Holiday helped the team in the entire regular season as well as in the post-season. With his 11 points and 15 assists, the guard helped in the first round Game 2 win against the Miami Heat and by scoring 27 points, 9 rebounds and assists against the Atlanta Hawks, Holiday carried the team to the NBA finals.

The Western Conference champion, the Bucks, faced their Eastern opponent, the Phoenix Suns, in the final series. Despite leading by 2-0, the Suns failed to hold their lead as the Bucks caught up in the next two games.

Holiday showed up in the fifth game of the series and chipped in 27 points and dished out 13 assists, along with a final-minute alley-oop that helped the franchise snatch the win and take the 3-2 lead. In Game 6, Holiday contributed 12 points, 11 assists, 9 rebounds, and 4 steals to win the series by 4-2 and earn his first Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

Although Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the show with his massive numbers, the man who equally helped with his defensive as well as offensive skills was the Bucks’ former guard, Jrue Holiday.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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