The Boston Celtics have traded for former Milwaukee Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday, getting themselves prepped for what will be an epic Eastern Conference battle in the 2023-24 season.

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The Celtics added Holiday by trading Robert Williams III and Malcolm Brogdon to Portland. They added in a 2024 and 2029 first-round pick. The Celtics added Holiday to a core built around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Earlier in the offseason, the Celtics added Kristaps Porzingis.

The addition of Holiday not only brings in a player familiar with the Bucks, the favorite to meet the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals but adds in defense and toughness that may have been missing with the departure of Marcus Smart and Grant Williams.


If the Celtics and Bucks meet next spring, Holiday will guard his replacement, Damian Lillard, who was traded to the Bucks last week.