Heat, Clippers Made Significant Offers To Blazers For Jrue Holiday

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The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers made significant offers to the Portland Trail Blazers for Jrue Holiday, according to NBA insider Brian Windhorst of ESPN. However, the Blazers traded Holiday to the Boston Celtics.

“I’m not sure exactly where the offers were at the end for the Blazers before they decided on the Celtics’ offer, but based on my conversations, my feel was there was at least three teams who were making significant bids,” Windhorst said on his NBA podcast. “The reason it was three and the teams I really think were there in the end were the Celtics, Heat and the Clippers. The reason I think those three teams were there is because I think those were the three teams Jrue Holiday was really focused on at some point being able to sign a longer-term contract for. And that message kind of went out in recent days. Other teams made offers but it was sort of a three-team, aggressive race at the end.”

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Holiday played in 67 games for the Milwaukee Bucks last season. He averaged 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.4 assists while shooting 47.9% from the field, 38.4% from beyond the arc 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 NBA career 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.

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Holiday, who helped the Bucks win the 2021 championship over the Phoenix Suns, will make $34.9 million this season. He has a player option worth $37.4 million for the 2024-25 season.

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