Milwaukee Bucks Send Godfather Package To Land Pelican Star Jrue Holiday

Total111 The Milwaukee Bucks have finally landed that star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been waiting for. Tonight’s deal sends Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, and three first-round picks in exchange for New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Jrue Holiday. It’s an absolute monster deal, but it had to be done. New Orleans is nearing completion of a deal to More

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  1. I have no idea why everyone is praising this as a great trade for the Bucks. The Bucks give up Eric Bledsoe (15 ppg), George Hill (10 ppg), and 3 (!) First round draft picks for a career 15 ppg guy? I know Holiday had a good year last year at 19 ppg, but that was out of necessity on a Pelicans team that needed scoring badly.

    This is not going to turn out well for the Bucks in the long run. Hell, it may not work out well in the short run. Jrue Holiday is on the wrong side of 30 and is not as great a shooter as everyone is giving him credit for. He ranks 106th in terms of 3-point%. (Guess who ranks #1? George Hill. Bledsoe is 119). And we haven’t even gotten to the 3 first round picks yet. In the grand scheme of things, Holiday is a decent player, not a major difference maker. He comes in at a whopping 92nd in total PER, which is twelve spots behind–you guessed it–Eric Bledsoe.

    • The Bucks had to take the chance, overpay, because they will never find another Giannis. Keeping him happy is way more important than haggling over a pick or two. If they don’t re-sign Giannis it was STILL worth a try. In today’s player-run league the super-stars have all the leverage. Definitely too much, making it less interesting for fans of teams. But this is also why the NBA is most interesting league in offseasons: player movement. The Bucks might as well fold if Giannis takes off.

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