The Philadelphia 76ers selected Jrue Holiday with the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. Holiday played for the 76ers for three seasons, averaging 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. He was traded to New Orleans Pelicans in 2013, where he averaged 17.6 point, 4.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. Today, Holiday has a net worth of $30 million and is one of the NBA’s top players.
Before joining the Bucks, Jrue Holiday spent seven seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans. His best year was the 2018-19 season, when he averaged 21.2 points per game. Holiday was traded to the Bucks in 2020 and became one of the most valuable assets on the team. The Bucks won the 2020-21 NBA Finals, and Holiday signed a four-year contract with the team.
While a four-year contract extension adds no money to the Bucks’ payroll for this season, the deal also means that the Bucks will be in a position to avoid paying the luxury tax next season. They may even be able to get away with not paying the tax this year by dumping role player Pat Connaughton. Holiday’s extension is good news for the Bucks, but it’s important to remember that his contract is worth far more than his current salary.
Both guards have the same number of steals, making it difficult to stop Holiday’s defense. Holiday has the more versatility and height, and has the edge on defense. He has the advantage in steals and defensive boxes plus/minus. The two are nearly equal in free throws made. Holiday is also a better shot, but Holiday’s athleticism makes it more difficult to guard.
Jrue Holiday is the third-best point guard in the league. He has partially exceeded expectations. His size allows him to play in the lane, and his vision makes things happen. His average assist percentage over his four seasons was 36.6. He also provides at least four to five assists to his teammates per game. He is a poor player because he cannot score by himself.
Jrue Holiday and the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement for a four-year extension of the veteran guard. Holiday will receive at least $160million over the next four seasons. If he exercised his player option for next year, the contract would have been worth $160 million. The Bucks are looking for their first championship since 1971 and the extension is a smart move. Holiday would also have more security under the new contract.