Jrue Holiday and Celtics agree to 4-Year, $135 million extension

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By Alexandria Evans

A “blessing” is how veteran guard, Jrue Holiday describes his new contract extension with the Celtics.

Not even one year ago, in a blockbuster, three-team deal, the two-time NBA All-Star ended up being traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Portland Trailblazers, before landing in Boston. After originally stating that he wanted to retire in Milwaukee, Holiday was ‘shocked’ to learn he had been traded while he slept.

Despite the sudden, massive shift in his life, the 33-year-old PG has a newfound home with the Celtics, one he prides himself on.

According to reports by ESPN, Holiday will forgo his player option for the 2024-2025 season in order to sign the long-term deal he and the Celtics agreed to. This move was a no-brainer for the front office at 100 Legends Way, with Holiday being a big piece of the Celtic’s recent success. Since joining the C’s starting lineup his past October and replacing Marcus Smart, Holiday has averaged 12.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists. He has served as a valuable addition to a well-rounded Celtics team that’s able to attack from all angles.

With a hefty contract under his belt, Holiday, along with the rest of the team, have their eyes set on finishing off this historic season with a championship ring.

“I want to be here,” Holiday stated. “I want to win multiple rings and I’ve heard people say that here plenty of times. So, I’m ready for that.”