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The NBA world was shocked to see the Damian Lillard saga finally come to a close.
Everyone knew Lillard was going to get traded before the season began, it was just a matter of to where.
Most people expected it would be Miami, but that turned out not to be the case.
Lillard was traded from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Milwaukee Bucks in a blockbuster three-team deal.
One of the players Milwaukee had to give up to land Lillard was Jrue Holiday.
The All-Star point guard is headed to Portland, where he is not expected to spend much time.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Blazers remain engaged in deals with contending teams for Holiday.
They have complete intentions of moving him to a win-now team.
The Blazers remain engaged elsewhere on deals and will are expected to immediately engage contending teams on trade talks to move on Jrue Holiday, sources tell ESPN. Portland is committed to its young group of talented guards. https://t.co/6IR7bcFVrr
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 27, 2023
The Blazers realize with the trade of Lillard that they are entering a rebuild.
No one expects them to compete this year and that is why keeping Holiday does not make sense.
Holiday is still a top point guard in the NBA.
Even though he is not an elite scorer, he has a high basketball IQ and is one of the best defensive players in the sport.
It remains to be seen where Holiday will be playing this season.
But you can bet it will not be in Portland.
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