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The Milwaukee Bucks’ trade for Damian Lillard kicked off a subsequent domino effect around the league.
It made Jrue Holiday available, which is something no one saw coming just two days ago.
With that in mind, NBA insider Barry Jackson reveals that as many as six teams, namely the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers are expected to pursue him (via NBACentral).
The Lakers, Clippers, Heat, Bulls, Celtics and Sixers are expected to show interest in Jrue Holiday, per @flasportsbuzz pic.twitter.com/2kN7t3SFaB
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 28, 2023
Teams can now get him for draft picks, and the Bucks would’ve asked for star players as well in return for him.
The Lakers definitely make sense, as Holiday is a much better player than D’Angelo Russell, not to mention a superb defender.
The same goes for the Clippers, a team that’s been in the market for an upgrade at the PG position for years now.
The Heat couldn’t get Lillard, but they could still get an upgrade over Kyle Lowry, not to mention a pesky defender that’d be a perfect fit for their system and culture.
The Bulls need a primary playmaker with Lonzo Ball set to miss yet another season, and his defensive tandem with Alex Caruso could keep their rivals in a chokehold.
There’s an obvious need for a defensive-minded point guard in Boston after they gave up Marcus Smart, especially with the reports of Malcolm Brogdon not being happy with the organization.
Last but not least, going back to Philadelphia would mean going full circle and returning to the place he entered the league and made his first All-Star Game.
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