Report: Bucks acquire Jrue Holiday from Pelicans


After seven years in New Orleans, Jrue Holiday is on the move.

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired Holiday from the Pelicans in exchange for guards Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three future first-round picks and two additional pick swaps, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Holiday, 30, will now pair with back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and All-Star Khris Middleton as the Bucks look to make an NBA Finals run after back-to-back disappointing playoff exits as the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed.

The Bucks acquisition of Holiday comes just hours after the Phoenix Suns traded for Chris Paul. The 35-year-old point guard was expected to be moved by Oklahoma City this offseason, and many thought the Bucks would be one of the teams interested in Paul's services.

Now, the attention turns to Antetokounmpo, who's eligible to sign the five-year supermax extension with the Bucks this offseason. Antetokounmpo is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.