NBA Trade Rumors: Kings Won't Pursue Trade For Jrue Holiday

Kings Won’t Pursue Trade For Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday, Sacramento Kings, NBA trade rumors
NBA Analysis Network

The Sacramento Kings won’t be part of the Jrue Holiday trade sweepstakes, according to NBA insider Sam Amick of The Athletic. The Kings naturally looked into trading for Holiday, but they won’t be in the mix.

The Kings already have one of the best point guards in the NBA in De’Aaron Fox, who averaged 25.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists last season while shooting 51.2% from the field, 32.4% from beyond the arc and 78.0% from the free-throw line.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Jrue Holiday, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers Updates

The Kings won 48 games last season and made the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Even though Sacramento lost to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2023 postseason in seven games, the team has a bright future with Domantas Sabonis, Fox, Keegan Murray, Malik Monk, Kevin Huerter and Harrison Barnes leading the way.

The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to trade Holiday before media day, according to NBA insider Shams Charania. The Blazers acquired Holiday from the Milwaukee Bucks in the blockbuster Damian Lillard trade. Portland will not keep Holiday since the franchise is in rebuild mode.

Holiday played in 67 games for the Bucks in 2022-23. He averaged 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.4 assists while shooting 47.9% from the floor, 38.4% from 3 and 85.9% from the free-throw line. The NBA champion signed a four-year, $135 million extension with Milwaukee in April 2021.

A California native, Holiday has career NBA averages of 16.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists with the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans and Bucks. He has made five All-Defensive teams and two All-Star teams.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Jrue Holiday, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers Updates

The Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls and Sixers are teams that appeal to Holiday, according to NBA insiders Barry Jackson and Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald.

Want the latest NBA analysis, breaking news, and insider information? Click Here. Follow NBA Analysis Network on Twitter and Facebook.

How Celtics Took Commanding 3-0 NBA Finals Lead Over Mavs

The Boston Celtics fended off a furious Dallas Mavericks rally, securing a 106-99 victory on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA

Knicks Could Replace Isaiah Hartenstein With This Former Champion

Happy days are seemingly here again for the New York Knicks and their fans after they were forced to sift through the wilderness for at

New York Knicks Urged To Pursue Intriguing Sharpshooter Trade

The New York Knicks exceeded the expectations of most people this NBA season by finishing with the second seed in the Eastern Conference and coming