Portland Trail Blazers Legend Jrue Holiday Fueling Boston Celtics’ NBA Finals Run

In the aftermath of last summer’s Damian Lillard trade, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst took everyone behind the scenes and into the swift, direct response from rival front offices. 

Windhorst detailed how general managers rushed phone lines when the Dame news broke. But GMs weren’t panic-trading to counter the new-look Milwaukee Bucks. Not really. 

While fans and media openly gushed over the NBA’s newest and, perhaps, most dangerous duo in Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo, teams knew what the Jrue Holiday move meant for contenders. 

Title-chasers across the league opened up their war chests widely and immediately. 

Because they all saw how Portland’s trade with Milwaukee changed everything.

The Celtics are

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