The Jrue Holiday Bulls are a great option if you’re looking for a new player in basketball. Holiday is averaging over 20.0 points in each of his last seven games. Holiday has been on the court for over 3 minutes per game this year and averages more than 1.5 three-pointers per game. He has impressive postseason numbers, too. He’s finished with at least eight assists in five games. The Bulls rank 17th in league points allowed per match.
In his latest performance, Holiday has put up impressive numbers. Holiday had 21 points, five rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and two blocks in 41 minutes against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Holiday’s postseason performance was impressive and the Bulls need him for continued momentum. Holiday is one of the best players on the court and is a huge asset for the team.
Holiday has also been named NBA teammate of the year twice in three years. The honor is given to players by their peers and a panel of league executives decided the finalist. The three top finalists were then selected by more than 300 NBA players. Holiday finished second in the voting, while Chicago Bulls guard/forward DeMar DeRozan was third. Holiday received 39 first-place votes, while DeRozan received 48.
Holiday was acquired by the Bucks in a trade with Denver Nuggets, November 24, 2020. Holiday was the highest scoring player in NBA history, scoring 15 points in 23 minutes in the first game. Holiday’s game-winning jump shot of 11 feet was the highlight of the second game. The Bulls have a $26million option to extend Holiday. It is likely that it will be difficult to find a team capable of matching that level of defensive intensity.
Holiday is facing a difficult matchup in DeMar DeRozan, but the two played together at Campbell High School in Studio City. Holiday and DeRozan were cross-town rivals throughout high school, and they both attended USC in the same draft class. Holiday once recalled being in the gym when DeRozan dunked. But Holiday says DeRozan made his life miserable. This is a pity, given Holiday’s past experience with both players.