Celtics, Blazers Announce Jrue Holiday Trade

The Celtics and Trail Blazers have officially announced a trade that sent point guard Jrue Holiday to Boston.Jrue Holiday drives by Kyle Lowry

In return, the Blazers received center Robert Williams, guard Malcolm Brogdon, a 2024 first-round pick (via Golden State) and a 2029 first-round pick from the Celtics.

As we relayed here, the Blazers could look to move Brogdon as they shift toward focusing on youth in the backcourt.

The Trail Blazers, of course, just acquired Holiday from the Bucks as part of the three-team Damian Lillard trade.

Holiday, 33, appeared in 67 games last season with the Bucks, averaging 19.3 points, 7.4 assists and 5.1 rebounds shooting 48 percent from the field and 38 percent on 3-pointers.

He joins a Celtics squad that features All-Star wins Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, as well as newcomer Kristaps Porzingis.

Meanwhile, the Blazers now have the best one-two punch at center in the entire NBA, with Williams and Deandre Ayton.

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