Did The Boston Celtics Pay Too Much For The player?

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Jrue Holiday was effectively acquired by the Boston Celtics, but it was expensive.

Celtics Strike Trade for Jrue Holiday Days After Damian Lillard Deal Sent  Guard to Blazers - Sports Illustrated

According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, the Blazers reportedly wanted four or five first-round picks in exchange for Jrue Holiday.

In exchange for Jrue Holiday, the Boston Celtics delivered Robert Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, the Golden State Warriors’ 2024 first-round pick, and their unprotected 2029 first-round pick.

According to Himmelsbach, even when the Blazers “softened” their initial demand, they “made it clear” that Williams had to be included in the trade, according to Yahoo Sports.

Williams played in just 35 games last season, averaging 8 points and 8.3 rebounds, but there is a perception throughout the league that, when fit, he is capable of much more.

According to reports, the Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Pelicans spoke “at length” about acquiring Holiday in 2020.

But he made the decision to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks before they could sign him. Himmelsbach says that Boston has also been thinking about Holiday for a long time.

The Celtics now had the guys who had captured their interest for the previous three years.

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