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Jrue Holiday contract details: How much money will he make in the Celtics, and for how many years?

As the NBA gears up for the start of training camp, the Boston Celtics have shaken the league with a significant roster move, bringing experienced guard.

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Celtics guard Jrue Holiday
Trevor RuszkowskiUSA TODAY Sports

The skilled guard Jrue Holiday is again on the move, having been traded to the Celtics. He will be joining star players Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in Boston.

The balance of power in the NBA shifted when the Milwaukee Bucks acquired Damian Lillard from the Trail Blazers. This move made the Bucks the favorites in the Eastern Conference and contenders for the NBA championship.

In the meantime, in the West, the Trail Blazers’ plans did not align with keeping Jrue Holiday, as they wanted to focus on developing their young backcourt talent.

But the Boston Celtics came into the picture just before NBA Media Day. They orchestrated a trade that could change the balance of power in the Eastern Conference and improve their odds of winning the championship.

The trade details are as follows:

  • Boston Celtics acquire Jrue Holiday
  • Boston Celtics trade: Malcolm Brogdon, Robert Williams III, a 2024 first-round pick from the Golden State Warriors (top-4 protected in 2024, top-1 protected in 2025, unprotected in 2026), and a 2029 unprotected first-round pick from Boston.
  • Portland Trail Blazers acquire: Malcolm Brogdon, Robert Williams III, a 2024 first-round pick from the Golden State Warriors (top-4 protected in 2024, top-1 protected in 2025, unprotected in 2026), and a 2029 unprotected first-round pick from Boston.
  • Portland Trail Blazers trade: Jrue Holiday

The Boston Celtics have significantly traded to enhance their defense and frontcourt. As a result, they now have the most potent defensive backcourt in the NBA while improving their frontcourt with new acquisitions. This move has made the Celtics one of the most balanced teams in recent years, which is impressive given their track record of success.

Jrue Holiday has joined the team, replacing Marcus Smart, who was traded to bring Kristaps Porzingis to Boston. Although Smart’s defensive ability decreased slightly last season due to wear and tear, Holiday’s arrival has brought a formidable defensive presence. Despite a lackluster season, Holiday still earned a position on the first-team All-Defense, while Derrick White, who replaced Smart, was only included in the second-team All-Defense. Holiday and White form a backcourt duo that few teams in the NBA can match. Their size and ability to switch effectively with Tatum and Brown make the Celtics a formidable force to be reckoned with.

Jrue Holiday contract details

The financial details for Jrue Holiday’s upcoming season with the Boston Celtics have been revealed, and they are nothing short of significant. The veteran point guard is set to earn $36.9 million for the 2023-24 season, with an additional one-year player option of $39.4 million.

Jrue’s salary and contract reflect the Celtics’ commitment to securing top-tier talent to bolster their roster and counterweight the Bucks and the Heat in the East. Holiday’s presence is expected to make a significant impact as he joins the team for the upcoming NBA season.