Holiday, one of the best two-way players in the NBA, said he's excited to compete for a championship and isn't opposed to finishing his career with the Bucks.
"I'm trying to put banners up there, a ring on my finger, and I'm tryin' to have fun doing it…"@Jrue_Holiday11 and @laurenholiday12 joined @ChrisBHaynes on Posted Up to talk about their future with the @Bucks.
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) December 3, 2020
Jrue Holiday will make $25,396,111 in 2020-21 and has a player option worth $26,285,000 for 2021-22. The Bucks gave up a lot to acquire the All-NBA defender from the Pelicans, so Milwaukee is certainly hoping Holiday plays for the franchise for a long time.
In 61 games with the Pelicans last season, Holiday averaged 19.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free-throw line. The one-time All-Star is a major upgrade over Eric Bledsoe, who struggled in the playoffs during his Bucks tenure.
Led by two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have racked up the best record in the league two years in a row. However, the team has zero Finals appearances to show for it. With that said, the 2020-21 season is an important one for Milwaukee since Antetokounmpo can become an unrestricted free agent in 2021 if he doesn't sign the supermax extension with the franchise.
The fears of Bucks fans can be put to rest if Antetokounmpo signs the extension, but until he does, Milwaukee supporters are going to be nervous even though the addition of Holiday was huge.