(Photo : Stacy Revere/Getty Images) MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – Jimmy Butler (#22) of the Miami Heat and Jrue Holiday (#21) of the Milwaukee Bucks alternate phrases through the second half of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Fiserv Forum.
Boston Celtics’ Jrue Holiday is without doubt one of the many names focused to be a part of Team USA for the 2024 Paris Olympics, though the 33-year-old participant has but to resolve.
Regardless, USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill stays hopeful that the two-time All-Star will agree and be a part of the 12-man lineup, primarily for his defensive prowess, per sources in a report by ESPN.
Aside from his defensive capabilities, Jrue Holiday’s potential influence on the staff is one other attribute that makes him a very good match. The one-time NBA champion was a part of the 2021 gold medal-winning USA staff and was the second-most impactful participant after Kevin Durant.
What is holding up Holiday?
Holiday was a part of Damian Lillard’s blockbuster commerce that noticed him initially despatched from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Portland Trail Blazers, per NBA.com. After 4 days, he was dealt to the Boston Celtics in alternate for Malcolm Brogdon, Robert Williams III, and a few future first-round picks.
The seventeenth total decide of the 2009 NBA Draft could also be nonetheless making an attempt to acclimatize himself in Bean Town along with his new staff. But as soon as every part settles down, he might deal with the decision for him to affix Team USA.
One particular person serving to the previous UCLA Bruin is former Bucks assistant coach Charles Lee. He, together with one other high assistant coach, Sam Cassell, was employed by Boston just lately, and his familiarity with Holiday will assist get issues in control, SI.com reported.
“Charles has always been the type to be very teacher-esque; if I have any questions or anything like that, I could always go to him. But he’s always quizzing me on plays (and) he’s quizzing me on schemes, what we want to do defensively, he’ll literally just walk up to me and ask me a question about something, and I have to answer it. So, always just keeping my mind going, my mind engaged,” Holiday informed reporters.
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