ReGrade the Trade: Trail Blazers' shrewd move adds more assets in Damian Lillard deal

Revisiting part two of the Lillard trade that sent Jrue Holiday to Boston.
Jrue Holiday, Boston Celtics
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The current outlook on the Jrue Holiday trade

Things have certainly worked out for the Celtics, who have the NBA's best record and a 14-game lead on Dame and the Bucks for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. As a refresher, here's the trade in its entirety:

Blazers Celtics Jrue Holiday trade

Since the Blazers were transitioning into complete rebuild mode, the best course of action was to land as many future assets as possible. Dame brought back a young franchise center and at least one valuable first-round pick, if not more (and, as it turns out, a piece of the long-term puzzle in Camara).

In exchange for Jrue, Cronin landed a second veteran guard in Brogdon; a young, cost-friendly big man in Williams who, along with Ayton, could potentially create the best center duo in the league; and two future firsts, one in the upcoming draft and another potentially premium selection down the line.