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Kendrick Perkins Slaps Milwaukee Bucks With Harsh Jrue Holiday Reality Amid NBA Finals

Kendrick Perkins Slaps Milwaukee Bucks With Harsh Jrue Holiday Reality Amid NBA Finals

The Milwaukee Bucks have been criticized over the past few weeks for letting veteran Guard Jrue Holiday walk away for All-Star Damian Lillard. NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins reminded the franchise of their decision as the current Boston Celtics starter is playing well in the Finals.

Holiday made his entry into the NBA as the 17th pick for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2009 Draft. Over the course of 11 years, he solidified his status as one of the league’s premier two-way players while representing the Sixers and the New Orleans Pelicans. Throughout that period, the veteran guard maintained averages of 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.

May 25, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) reacts after drawing a foul against the Indiana Pacers in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter of game three of the eastern conference finals in the 2024 NBA playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Following unsuccessful attempts to build a championship-contending team alongside Anthony Davis in New Orleans, the versatile guard was acquired by the Bucks in 2020 to bolster their backcourt rotation. With Holiday orchestrating the offense, Milwaukee dominated the regular season with a 46-26 record and secured the NBA Finals championship in 2021, ending the franchise’s 50-year title drought.

However, in the recent offseason, the Bucks front office pursued a different direction, trading Holiday to acquire Lillard. This move aimed to provide the Greek Freak with an elite-level shot creator instead of a defensive-minded guard. Consequently, the one-time NBA champion found himself donning the Boston Celtics jersey this season, and they have advanced to the Finals after defeating the Indiana Pacers.

Milwaukee Bucks Receives Harsh Jrue Holiday Reality From Kendrick Perkins Amid NBA Finals

Apr 19, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) walks the ball up court during the third quarter against the Miami Heat during game two of the 2023 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Before the NBA Finals, Kyrie Irving managed to change the narrative of his career by helping the Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks go far in the playoffs. For NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins, though, Holiday is emerging as the better player in a video posted by ESPN’s Get Up on X.

So far, Holiday has averaged 13.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per contest during the playoffs this year. He has also made several crucial plays that have helped Boston overcome their opponents, including the Mavs, Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Miami Heat.

Feb 27, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) smiles as he warms up before their game against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Without a doubt, Holiday is proving his worth in a series that’s leaning towards Boston. The coming days will see whether the veteran guard can get the job done against Doncic and company.

Mar 9, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) dribbles against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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Kendrick Perkins Slaps Milwaukee Bucks With Harsh Jrue Holiday Reality Amid NBA Finals