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Report: Trail Blazers send Jrue Holiday to Celtics for Robert Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, picks

The Celtics continue to load up and Portland adds more assets.

Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Four
Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball against the Miami Heat during the fourth quarter in Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Kaseya Center on April 24, 2023 in Miami, Florida.
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The Portland Trail Blazers are sending point guard Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The Celtics are giving the Trail Blazers Robert Williams, Malcolm Brogdon and draft picks in return.

This is a big move for the Celtics, who have already been busy in the offseason with the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Boston has surrounding Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown with more talent, setting the stage for a championship-or-bust type of season. Holiday will be back in the East and should be getting the chance to go against his former team, with a potential high-stakes playoff series also in the cards.

For Portland, this is an excellent deal which nets them a young center and draft assets. Brogdon is a solid bench player who can be dealt at the deadline to a contender, so there’s still more opportunities to stockpile the cupboard. We’ll see if the Blazers make any additional moves or stand pat with the roster heading into training camp.