The Milwaukee Bucks have traded for point guard Jrue Holiday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
As part of the deal, the New Orleans Pelicans will receive guards George Hill and Eric Bledsoe as well as three future first round picks and two future first round pick swaps, in what has been described as “significant” draft compensation.
Bucks are finalizing a package that includes three future first-round picks to the Pelicans in deal, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/7TYoogZHCD— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 17, 2020
New Orleans also receives two future draft pick swaps from Milwaukee, along with three firsts, sources said. https://t.co/pZtkfvZkrD— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 17, 2020
Holiday has recently been the focus of a number of contending teams in recent days with reports the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics and his former team the Philadelphia 76ers showing interest.
The deal provides a clear signal to Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo that the Bucks are prepared to go all in for the forward’s last contracted year in Wisconsin.
Holiday, 30, started in all of his 61 games for the Pelicans, recording averages of 19.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.6 steals.
Both Bledsoe and Hill were key rotation pieces for the Bucks last season.
Bledsoe, 30, started all 61 of his games and was a key defensive piece on the perimeter averaging 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
Hill, 34, only started twice, but averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 3.1 assists.