Rumor: Jrue Holiday trade something Sixers are ‘very interested in’
Nov 18 2020
How smooth will the fit be with Holiday, Bogdanovic, Antetokounmpo and fellow All-Star Khris Middleton?
NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark had reported earlier Monday night that the Sixers were interested in trying to acquire Holiday. After putting up rock-solid numbers for some bad Kings teams, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 28-year-old make a substantial leap playing alongside several legitimate National Basketball Association stars.
The Milwaukee Bucks weren't done with their pursuit of Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic even after acquiring former All-Star Jrue Holiday in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. And, to make the trade work, Cleveland has removed the pick protection for the 2022 first that Milwaukee owes it. According to NBA.com, he averaged 1.7 points per game off of screens last season, which was more than anyone on the Bucks. The 6-4 shooting guard averaged 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 23 minutes per game for the Bucks last season, his second in the National Basketball Association. He attempted nine 3s per 36 minutes last season for the Kings and shot 37.2% from deep. In 61 games during the 2019-20 season, Bledsoe also averaged 5.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 0.9 steals while shooting.475 from the floor, .344 from 3-point range and.790 at the free-throw line.
The 25-year-old Greek, who has one year left on his current contract, could sign a super-max contract extension worth between $220 million and $250 million over five years to remain with the Bucks.
A first-round choice from Kentucky in the 2010 NBA Draft, Bledsoe has played in 631 regular-season games with the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee. He averaged 9.4 points, 3.1 assists and three rebounds in 2019-20, leaving his career averages at 11.1 points, 3.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds.