The Portland Trail Blazers have completed part two of the Damian Lillard trade by dealing Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics. Holiday came to the Blazers as part of the three-team trade that sent Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks and Deandre Ayton to Portland from the Phoenix Suns, among other pieces.
Portland Trail Blazers trade Jrue Holiday to Boston Celtics for players, picks
Holiday wasn’t expected to stay in Portland for long as the Trail Blazers are preparing to build around the young backcourt trio of Scoot Henderson, Shaedon Sharpe and Anfernee Simons. Holiday would’ve been a positive veteran presence, but would have taken significant developmental minutes away from Portland’s future core.
Instead, Blazers General Manager Joe Cronin added to the haul he received for Lillard by flipping Holiday to Boston. What did Portland get in return, and was it worth it?