Everybody in the league is talking about the Milwaukee Bucks, and rightfully so.
Trading for Damian Lillard made Adrian Griffin’s team one of the strongest candidates to come out of the Eastern Conference, as they now have a three-headed monster of 25+ point scorers, with two guys who could go off for 30+ on any given night.
Nonetheless, as exciting as the prospect of having Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo side-by-side is, former NBA coach George Karl isn’t so sure about that being a winning formula in the postseason.
In a recent interview with SiriusXM NBA, the former Denver Nuggets coach made a case for Jrue Holiday being a better player in the playoffs.
"In the playoffs, [Jrue] Holiday might be better than [Damian] Lillard."
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) September 28, 2023
Karl believes that the Blazers will be more explosive and more entertaining to watch, especially in the regular season.
However, they’ll miss all the intangibles that come with having Holiday on the floor, as he makes up all the little things that add up to winning in the playoffs.
Karl states that they’re going to miss his ability and versatility to switch on defense and guard multiple positions, adding that he also became a very good offensive player last season.
That’s the nature of the game, and that’s why all moves come with risks.
Holiday is an elite defensive player, perhaps one of the five best in that regard in the league.
But Giannis needed the Bucks to swing for the fences and pair him with another legit Superstar, an All-Star wasn’t enough anymore.
Whatever the case, this team will be a must-watch show every single night.NEXT: Stephen A. Smith Comments On New Bucks Star Duo