The massive deal that sent Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks shocked the NBA world on Wednesday.
But it’s not completely done just yet.
Jrue Holiday is currently a member of the Portland Trail Blazers as part of that trade but most reports claim he will be moved to another squad very soon.
And there are many teams wanting to sign him.
Adrian Wojnarowski appeared on “Get Up” Thursday morning to discuss the situation and said multiple teams are interested in Holiday.
“Any team who’s trying to win and is trying to really keep up with this arms race now in the East with Milwaukee attracting Damian Lillard in this deal, they want in on Jrue Holiday,” Wojnarowski said.
"Any team who's trying to win and is trying to really keep up with this arms race now in the East with Milwaukee attracting Damian Lillard in this deal, they want in on Jrue Holiday."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) September 28, 2023
The Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, and Philadelphia 76ers are just some of the teams rumored to want Holiday.
You can’t blame them: in 2022-23, he averaged 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 7.4 assists on 47.9% from the floor.
He is a strong shooter but also a very formidable defender.
Although Holiday recently said he wanted to retire with the Bucks, his time in Milwaukee has come to an end.
He is now a very hot commodity, partly because so many teams want to compete with the Bucks.
The pairing of Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo scares nearly every other franchise in the league.
They will want to do whatever they can to combat that duo.
In just one day, the Milwaukee Bucks again became the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.
Therefore, there is a lot of speculation that another team in that conference will work hard to sign Holiday.
The “arms race” that Wojnarowski referred to is only heating up in the weeks before the new season kicks off.NEXT: Insider Reveals Trail Blazers' Massive Demands In Damian Lillard Talks