4 for 1! Deal closed! The NBA's strongest Big Four are born
In the early morning of October 2, Beijing time, another heavyweight deal of the NBA was reached! According to ESPN's Wargod, the Blazers traded Holladay to the Celtics for Robert Williams, Brogdon and two first-round picks (from the Warriors in 2024 and from the Celtics in 2029)!
This offseason, the Celtics kept moving: first traded Smart for Porzingis, then renewed Jaylen Brown for 5 years and $300 million, and finally 4-for-1 to get Holladay. Tatum + Jaylen Brown + Porzingis + Holladay, what level is the Big Four of the Green Army?
How fragrant is Holladay really? Multiple teams asked the Blazers: Green Army, Lakers, Clippers, Heat, Bulls and 76ers! Holiday brother's defensive and playoff experience is definitely a puzzle piece to win the championship! In fact, the Bucks also know that Holladay is very important, but if you want to get Lillard, you have to send away the holiday brother, and it is impossible to exchange scraps for Lillard.
The day before he was traded by the Bucks, Holladay probably had a bad premonition, saying, "I've been a Bucks player all my life, and I want to die in Milwaukee!" Traded the next day, Holladay issued a personal letter: "We will always be champions!" My family and I are forever grateful. See you next time and thank you Bucks for everything you have done for me! ”
Alphabet said: "Holladay is my brother for life, I love him and his family, and I am grateful to him! That steal in the finals G5 was crucial, and he helped us get that damn championship! According to ESPN, Alphabet Brother has a close relationship with Holladay, and the Bucks boss is afraid that Alphabet Brother will be in a dilemma, and he didn't tell him before the transaction!
I don't kill Boren, but Boren died because of me! Although Alphabet Brother did not ask the Bucks to trade Holladay, the Bucks traded this time to appease Alphabet Brother. This offseason, Alphabet Brother emphasized many times in interviews: "I'm a winner, if there's a place where I have a bigger chance of winning a championship, I'll go there!" ”
Holladay's Bucks career is actually all related to Alphabet Brother. In the 2020 offseason, Alphabet Brother faces an early extension! On November 23, 2020, the Bucks traded from the Pelicans to get Holladay, and a month later, Alphabet Brother signed a 5-year 228 million super top salary! Next summer, the alphabet brother is eligible for an early contract extension, and the Bucks trade Holladay for Lillard.
Born on June 12, 1990, Holladay is 1.93 meters tall and has an arm span of 2.01 meters. His current contract is $135 million for four years, with a salary of $34.95 million for the 2023-24 season and a player option worth $37.36 million for the 2024-25 season. In the last six seasons, Holladay has been named to the All-Defensive Team five times (three first-team and two second-team teams).
Although Holladay didn't win the best defensive player, he is one of the best outside defensive players in the NBA today. Some will mention Smart, and Holladay's offense is much stronger than Smart. In the 2022-23 season, Holladay averaged 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game in the regular season, shooting 47.9%, 38.4% and 85.9% from the field.
Skip wrote: "Holladay saved Alphabet Brother, he always scored key goals, his performance at both ends of the offensive and defensive ends was underestimated! "NBA team management is not stupid, Holladay's role is obvious, so there are so many teams to coax him! And the Blazers have begun to rebuild, and they just want to trade Holladay for draft picks.
In the 2009 NBA Draft , Holladay was selected by Philadelphia with the 17th pick in the first round. Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Bench in 2013, Holladay became the youngest All-Star in 76ers history and the first post-90s player in the NBA to be selected in the All-Star Game. Throughout his NBA career, Holladay has always been an underrated player...
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