KidsportsmtNBACeltics Secure Jrue Holiday: Contract Extension Confirmed
KidsportsmtNBACeltics Secure Jrue Holiday: Contract Extension Confirmed
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Celtics Secure Jrue Holiday: Contract Extension Confirmed

Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens expressed enthusiasm in pursuing Jrue Holiday when the five-time all-defensive selection was traded to Portland as part of the Damian Lillard deal with Milwaukee.

After an impressive season contributing to the core of the Boston team, Holiday’s future with the Celtics is secured. He has agreed to a four-year, $135 million contract extension, confirming the news through his agent, Jason Glushon. This extension includes declining his $37.5 million player option for the next season, binding him with the team until 2027-28.

Holiday, at 33 years old, has seamlessly filled the gap left by Marcus Smart’s departure in the offseason. Smart was traded in a three-team deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis to Boston. Despite a slight dip in scoring, Holiday’s impact goes beyond statistics, evidenced by his career-high 43.1% shooting from 3-point range and career-best average of 5.4 rebounds.

With a commanding record of 62-17, the Celtics have secured the top seed in the NBA and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. This solidifies Holiday’s role as a crucial asset in their pursuit of postseason success.

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