Milwaukee Bucks

Report: Milwaukee Bucks acquire Jrue Holiday from New Orleans Pelicans for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, and draft picks

It's the start of a big week in the NBA, and teams are getting in position to be best prepared for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Less than a day after Chris Paul was reportedly traded to the Phoenix Suns, the Milwaukee Bucks have made a big splash. As per The Athletic's Shams Charania, they have acquired two-way guard Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Eric Bledsoe and George Hill and plenty of Draft compensation.

The report further states that the Draft assets shipped from the Bucks to the Pelicans includes three first-round draft picks and two future draft pick swaps

Holiday, 30, is entering the penultimate season (provided he picks up player option for 2021-22 season) of the five-year $131 million deal he signed with New Orleans in 2017. He averaged 19.1 points, 6.7 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and a career-high 1.6 steals in 61 games over the course of the 2019-20 season.

Although he was not named in the All-Defensive Team for the 2019-20 season, he is regarded among the best defensive and two-way guards in the league. Twice in the last three years, he has been named to the league's All-Defensive Team (2018 - First Team; 2019 - Second Team).

The views expressed here do not represent those of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

Anunoby-LaMelo-FTR
Preview: Raptors host LaMelo Ball, Hornets
Kyle Irving
Anthony-Davis-FTR
Four questions: How does AD's return affect the Lakers?
Kyle Irving
Luka-Doncic-01242022-Getty-FTR
What's up with Luka? Mavs star in worst shooting slump of career
Gilbert McGregor
Hidden-Gems-DesmondBaneFTR.jpg
Hidden Gems: Bane teaching a course on how to create space
Stephen Noh
Raptors-team-huddle-FTR
Tracking Raptors' path to 2022 NBA Playoffs
Kyle Irving
The Sporting News is officially the home of NBA.com in Canada
Welcome to NBA.com's new official home in Canada
Micah Adams
More News